04 March 2013 02:57 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Mitsubishi Chemical Polycarbonate (Beijing) plans to shut down its 150,000 tonne/year bisphenol-A (BPA) unit at Yanshan in Beijing from 15 March for annual maintenance, a company source said on Monday.
The maintenance is expected to last 40 days, the source said.
The BPA plant’s two downstream polycarbonate (PC) units – each with a 30,000 tonne/year capacity – are currently shut because of weak demand.
The No 2 PC unit was taken off line in early December last year, while the No 1 PC unit has been down since 23 October 2012.
Sinopec Mitsubishi plans to restart the PC units when the BPA plant completed its maintenance, the source said.
The company is a joint venture between Chinese major Sinopec, and Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical and Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics.
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