Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical to restart oxo-alcohols unit next week

05 July 2013 09:35  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical plans to restart its 250,000 tonne/year oxo-alcohols unit in Mizushima next week, after completing annual turnaround at the unit, market sources said on Friday.

The plant, which can produce around 150,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) and 100,000 tonnes/year of n-butanol (NBA), was shut in end-May.

Mitsubishi Chemical is likely to run the facility at around 70% of capacity after the restart because of prevailing weak market conditions, market sources said.

By: Samuel Wong

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