Japan’s Nippon Shokubai restarts MA plant after maintenance

19 April 2013 03:29  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Nippon Shokubai will restart its 35,000 tonne/year maleic anhydride (MA) plant at Himeji later on Friday after completing its maintenance, a company source said.

The MA plant was taken off line on 25 March for scheduled maintenance.

The company plans to ramp up production of the plant gradually to 100% capacity but the process may take a week, the source added.

The shutdown of the plant did not have an impact on the supply of MA in the domestic market, sources said.

By: Hazel Goh

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