Japan’s Daicel Industries to shut acetic acid unit on 20 May

02 May 2013 04:37  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Daicel Industries is on schedule to shut its 420,000 tonne/year acetic acid plant at Himeiji, Hyogo prefecture, on 20 May for turnaround lasting almost one month, a company official said on Thursday.

“We are running the plant at 100% capacity now ahead of the shutdown,” the official said.

The plant is scheduled to restart in mid-June, he added.

The company conducts a turnaround at its plant every two years. The impending turnaround is unlikely to affect the market significantly, the official added.

Major acetic acid producers in Asia include BP, Celanese, China’s Jiangsu Sopo, Shanghai Wujing, Yankuang Cathay Coal Chemicals, Taiwan’s Chang Chun Petrochemical and Saudi Arabia’s International Acetyl Co.

By: Helen Lee
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