Japan's Mitsui Chemicals shuts phenol/acetone, BPA plants

17 October 2012 09:04  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--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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