Japan’s MRC plans butane-based MMA No 1 line shutdown

01 February 2013 09:12  [Source: ICIS news]

BRISBANE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Rayon Co (MRC) intends to shut its No 1 55,000 tonne/year butane-based methyl methacrylate (MMA) lines in Otake from March 11 for a turnaround, a company source said on Friday.

The plant will resume production from 19 April, the source added.

Both its No 1 and No 2 55,000 tonne/year butane-based MMA lines at the same site are currently running slightly below 100%, the company source said.

MRC is running its 107,000 tonne/year acetone cyanohydrin-based MMA line at the same site at 70-80% capacity due to insufficient raw materials supply, the company source said.

By: Junie Lin

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