Thai MMA to shut Map Ta Phut No 2 MMA line in mid-November

08 November 2013 08:48  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thai MMA plans to shut its 90,000 tonne/year No 2 methyl methacrylate (MMA) line in Map Ta Phut in mid-November for maintenance, company sources said on Friday.

The plant is expected to be restarted around late December, they added.

Thai MMA also runs a separate 90,000 tonne/year line at the same site.

The company is a joint venture between Japan's Mitsubishi Rayon Corp (MRC) and Thailand's Siam Cement Group.

MMA is produced using a two-stage gas-phase oxidation of isobutylene to methacrylic acid, followed by esterification.

By: Eric Su
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