23 January 2014 05:43 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Nippon Polyurethane (NPU) plans to shut two of its three methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plants in Yamaguchi prefecture for turnaround from the beginning of May, a company source said on Friday.
The 70,000 tonne/year and 130,000 tonne/year plants in Shunan city will be off line up to mid-June, the source said.
NPU's third MDI unit with a capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year will run normally during the turnaround of the two smaller units.
This bigger plant will undergo turnaround in September to October, the source said.
During the two scheduled turnarounds, NPU would be running at 50% of MDI capacity, the source said.
Polymeric methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (PMDI) is used with rigid polyols to form rigid or rebounded foam in system houses for construction applications such as insulation and sandwich panels.
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