Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical to shut acrylic ester units in mid-May

09 May 2013 08:02  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical is planning to shut its glacial acrylic acid (GAA) and acrylic esters plants at Yokkaichi for maintenance in the middle of May this year, a company source said late on Wednesday.

The producer operates an 110,000 tonne/year GAA plant, according to ICIS data.

The source declined to disclose the acrylic esters plant capacities.

“The shutdown of our acrylic acid and acrylic esters plants is about one month,” the source said without providing exact dates.

The shutdowns might tighten supply in the Japanese market, said a buyer.

By: Heng Hui
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