Japan’s MRC to shut butane-based MMA No 1 line for turnaround

08 March 2013 05:59  [Source: ICIS news]

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

The turnaround is expected to be completed on 19 April, the source added.

MRC’s No 1 and 55,000 tonne/year butane-based No 2 MMA line 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 added.

By: Junie Lin

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