Lucite International to shut Singapore MMA unit early next week

06 September 2013 09:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Lucite International will shut its methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant at Jurong Island in Singapore for a scheduled turnaround early next week, a company source said on Friday.

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: Eric Su
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