Japan’s Mitsubishi Engg Plastics to shut POM unit in end-October

09 October 2012 11:06  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics is planning to shut its 20,000 tonne/year polyoxymethylene (POM) or polyacetal plant in Yokkaichi in end-October for around a month of maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday.

The company also handles sales and marketing of output from a 55,000 tonne/year facility in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, that is owned by Thai Polyacetal Co.

The Thailand plant has no turnaround schedule for the rest of the year, according to the source from Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics said.

Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics is a joint venture between Mitsubishi Gas Chemical and Mitsubishi Chemical.

POM, which is also known as polyformaldehyde, is an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts.

By: Heng Hui
+65 6780 4359

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index