Corrected: Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical to shut oxo-alcohols plant in end-May

19 April 2013 07:43  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined " Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical to shut oxo-alcohols plant in end-May" dated 19 April 2013, please read in the second paragraph ...about 60 days... instead of ... 40-45 days .... A corrected story follows.

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical plans to shut its 250,000 tonne/year oxo-alcohols unit in Mizushima in end-May for annual turnaround, a company source said on Friday.

Maintenance for the unit is expected to last about 60 days, the source added.

The facility can produce around 150,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) and 100,000 tonnes/year of n-butanol (NBA).

Mitsubishi Chemical is currently operating the oxo-alcohols unit at near-full capacity to build up its inventories ahead of the shutdown, the source said.

By: Samuel Wong

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