Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical runs naphtha crackers at 85% capacity

17 June 2013 03:24  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical is operating its naphtha crackers in the country at 85% capacity in June, which are similar to the levels in May, said a source familiar with the situation on Monday.

Meanwhile, Mitsubishi Chemical’s 493,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Mizushima is slated to be shut from mid-May to early July and its 489,000 tonne/year No 2 cracker in Kashima will be shut in mid-August for 50-55 days.

There is no maintenance scheduled for its 392,000 tonne/year No 1 cracker in Kashima this year.

By: Felicia Loo

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