Japan’s KH Neochem to shut Yokkaichi MIBK plant for overhaul

19 February 2013 01:36  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Japan’s KH Neochem plans to shut its 15,000 tonne/year methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) plant at Yokkaichi in Mie prefecture for a turnaround in March, a company official said on Tuesday.

The producer plans to take its plant off line for about 40 days between mid-March and mid-April, the official said.

KH Neochem is the smallest of three MIBK makers in Japan.

The other producers are Mitsui Chemicals and Mitsubishi Chemical, which can produce 30,000 tonnes/year and 20,000 tonnes/year of MIBK, respectively.

By: Trisha Huang

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