Japan's Mitsubishi Chemical runs MIBK unit at 100% after restart

16 July 2013 04:04  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical is running its 20,000 tonne/year methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) plant in Mizushima at 100% capacity after restarting it on 12 July following a turnaround, a company source said on Tuesday.

The restart of the plant, which was taken off line on 8 June to undergo a planned maintenance, began a day earlier than the company had planned.

Mitsubishi Chemical is one of the three MIBK makers in Japan.

The other producers are Mitsui Chemicals, whose plant has a nameplate capacity of 30,000 tonnes/year, and KH Neochem, which can produce 15,000 tonnes of MIBK annually.

By: Trisha Huang

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