Sinopec Mitsubishi Chemical Polycarbonate shuts down BPA unit

22 November 2012 01:27  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Mitsubishi Chemical Polycarbonate (Beijing) Co shut down its 150,000 tonne/year bisphenol A (BPA) unit at Yanshan in Beijing on 21 November due to some unspecified problems, a company source said on Thursday.

The shutdown is expected to last one week, the source added.

Meanwhile the company’s downstream 60,000 tonne/year polycarbonate (PC) unit was operating at 50% capacity since late October due to weak downstream demand, the source said.

Sinopec Mitsubishi Chemical Polycarbonate (Beijing) Co is a joint venture between Chinese major Sinopec and Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical and Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics.

By: Jessica Mao

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