Japan's Mitsui Chemicals shuts phenol/acetone, BPA plants
17 October 2012 09:04 [Source: ICIS news]
MELBOURNE (ICIS)--?xml:namespace>Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals shut its No 1 phenol/acetone and bisphenol A (BPA) units in Chiba on 17 October for annual maintenance, a company official said on Wednesday.
The phenol/acetone plant, which has a phenol nameplate capacity of 190,000 tonnes/year and an acetone nameplate capacity of 114,000 tonnes/year, is scheduled to be restarted on 30 November, the official said.
The No 1 phenol/acetone plant had been operating at a reduced rate of 60% capacity because of lower feedstock cumene production.
The company also took its 90,000 tonne/year BPA plant at the same Chiba site off line for maintenance over the same period. By: Trisha Huang
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