Japan’s NPU confirms MDI plant maintenance on 1 May

17 April 2013 08:53  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Nippon Polyurethane (NPU) plans to shut two of its methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) facilities at Nanyo, Yamagata Prefecture, for annual maintenance in May, a company source said on Wednesday.

The 70,000 tonne/year unit and the 130,000 tonne/year unit will be taken off line on 1 May, and are expected to restart in mid-June.

The company’s third and newest 200,000 tonne/year unit will undergo maintenance from September to mid-October, the source said.

By: Lanny Chandra

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