05 October 2012 08:45 [Source: ICIS news]
The plant, which has a phenol nameplate capacity of 190,000 tonnes/year and an acetone nameplate capacity of 114,000 tonnes/year, will undergo maintenance between 17 October and 29 November.
Mitsui Chemicals’ spot cargo availability will be significantly reduced by the turnaround, the official said.
The estimated phenol production loss resulting from the scheduled overhaul is about 25,000 tonnes, the official said.
Its acetone output will be cut by about 15,000 tonnes over the same period, he added.
In view of unfavourable market conditions, Mitsui Chemicals is considering further phenol/acetone output cuts. However, a final decision has not been reached, the official added.
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