Japan's Mitsubishi Chem to restart Kashima No 2 cracker on 27 Oct

26 October 2012 08:21  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s largest chemical producer Mitsubishi Chemical plans to restart its 489,000 tonne/year No 2 naphtha cracker at Kashima on 27 October, a company spokesman said on Friday.

The company halted operations at the No 2 cracker on 8 October because of a technical fault related to power supply issues.

Prior to the outage, the cracker was operating at around 80% of capacity, the spokesperson said.

In view of the unplanned shutdown of the No 2 cracker, Mitsubishi Chemical plans to raise operating rates at its 392,000 tonne/year No 1 cracker in Kashima and its 500,000 tonne/year cracker in Mizushima to 90% in November and December from 85% currently, he said.

By: Helen Lee
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