Japan's Mitsui Chemicals runs Chiba phenol/acetone plants at 70-80%

05 July 2013 08:59  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals is running its No 1 phenol/acetone plant in Chiba at 70-80% capacity because of weak demand, a company source said on Friday.

The plant has a nameplate capacity of 190,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 114,000 tonnes/year of acetone.

Its No 2 phenol/acetone plant in Chiba, which is a joint venture between Mitsui Chemicals and Idemitsu Kosan, is also running at 70-80% capacity because of prevailing weak market conditions, the source added.

The No 2 plant, which has a nameplate capacity of 230,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 138,000 tonnes/year of acetone, is scheduled for an annual maintenance from end October to early December, the source said.

By: Liu Xin
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