Thai PTT Asahi Chemical shuts MMA unit on mechanical woes

26 September 2013 10:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s PTT Asahi Chemical (PTTAC) shut its 70,000 tonne/year methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant in Map Ta Phut on Wednesday because of a mechanical issue at the unit, company sources said on Thursday.

The plant is expected to be off line for at least a month, they said.

PTT Asahi Chemical is a joint venture between Thailand's PTT and Japan's Asahi Kasei Chemicals and Marubeni.

By: Eric Su
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