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
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