Thailand’s PTT Asahi Chemicals shuts ACN and MMA plants

16 October 2012 07:13  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s PTT Asahi Chemicals has shut down its 200,000 tonne/year acrylonitrile (ACN) and 70,000 tonne/year methyle methacrylate (MMA) plants in Map Ta Phut because of some plant issues, a company source said on Tuesday.

“We are not sure when we will restart the ACN and MMA plants as we are checking the problem,” the source added.  

Both the ACN and MMA plants have been down since early October, according to the source.

He declined to disclose any further details.

PTT Asahi Chemicals is a joint venture company between Thailand’s PTT and Japan’s Asahi Chemicals.


By: Helen Yan
+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