Japan's NPU plans staggered maintenance of MDI units in 2013

23 January 2013 09:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Nippon Polyurethane (NPU) plans to shut its three methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) facilities at Nanyo, Yamagata Prefecture, for annual maintenance during the second and third quarters this year, a company source said on Wednesday.

The 70,000 tonne/year and 130,000 tonne/year units will be taken off line progressively from May to June.

Subsequently, the company’s newest 200,000 tonne/year unit will be shut in September or October.

However, exact dates are not yet confirmed, the source added.

By: Jingyi Chan
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