04 October 2013 08:03 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals is currently running its 450,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Osaka at close to 85% capacity after the plant resumed operations as planned on 2 October, a company source said on Friday.
The cracker is scheduled to have a turnaround in the summer of 2014 but the turnaround dates have yet to be decided.
Separately, the source added that the operating rate at the 617,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Chiba will be adjusted lower to 85-90% capacity this month from 100% previously.
This is because the company did not plan to run the facility at full rates as propylene derivatives were not doing well.
The source did not provide further details.
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