Lucite International to shut Singapore MMA unit in early September

09 August 2013 05:07  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Lucite International is expected to shut its methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant at Jurong Island in Singapore for a scheduled turnaround in early September, a company source said.

The 120,000 tonne/year plant will be shut for three weeks of annual maintenance, the source added.

The company uses the alpha process at the plant and uses ethylene, carbon monoxide and methanol as feedstock.

Lucite International is a subsidiary of Japanese producer Mitsubishi Rayon Co (MRC), which is one of the largest MMA producers in Asia.

By: Belinda Salim
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