Thai MMA eyes Map Ta Phut No 1 line shutdown in late April

05 April 2013 09:36  [Source: ICIS news]

BRISBANE (ICIS)--Thai MMA plans to shut its 90,000 tonne/year No 1 methyl methacrylate (MMA) line in Map Ta Phut in late April for shutdown maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

The scheduled maintenance will take around two weeks to complete and the plant is expected to be restarted around early May, he added.

Thai MMA also runs another 90,000 tonne/year line at the same site.

Thai MMA is a joint venture between Japan's Mitsubishi Rayon Corp (MRC) and Thailand's Siam Cement Group.

MMA is produced using a two-stage gas-phase oxidation of isobutylene to methacrylic acid, followed by esterification.

By: Junie Lin

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