Japan's Mitsubishi Chemical plans MIBK plant overhaul in June

16 January 2013 01:31  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical plans to shut its 20,000 tonne/year methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) plant in Mizushima in early June for annual maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.

The plant’s turnaround is scheduled to last approximately five weeks, the source added.

The producer in 2012 shut its MIBK plant between 13 June and 15 July for an overhaul.

Mitsubishi Chemical is one of the three MIBK makers in Japan.

The other producers are Mitsui Chemicals, whose plant has a nameplate capacity of 30,000 tonnes/year, and KH Neochem, which can produce 15,000 tonnes of MIBK annually.

By: Trisha Huang

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