Thailand’s PTT Asahi Chemical eyes MMA plant turnaround on 10 May

25 April 2013 03:06  [Source: ICIS news]

XIAMEN, CHINA (ICIS)--Thailand’s PTT Asahi Chemical plans to shut its 70,000 tonne/year methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant in Map Ta Phut on 10 May for scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Thursday.

The plant will be shut for around 40 days, the source said.

The MMA plant shutdown is in conjunction with the shutdown of its upstream 200,000 tonne/year acrylonitrile (ACN) plant at the same site.

PTT Asahi Chemical is a joint venture of Asahi Kasei Chemicals, PTT and Japanese trading firm Marubeni.

By: Junie Lin

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