Sinopec Mitsubishi Chemical PC to shut China BPA unit on 15 Mar

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.

By: Jessica Mao

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