Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals shuts isocynates units for maintenance

04 February 2014 03:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Mitsui Chemicals’ 120,000 tonne/year toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) unit in Omuta, Fukuoka prefecture in southern Japan is currently shut for scheduled maintenance that started on 29 January, a company source said.

Its 60,000 tonne/year methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) facility has also been shut, the source said, adding that both units are expected to resume production by 13 February.

According to the company source, Mitsui Chemicals’ second 120,000 tonne/year TDI unit in Kashima will be operating at full capacity.

“We have sufficient stock at the moment, but we will lose 5000 tonnes of TDI during the maintenance work,” the source said.

“Despite slightly shorter TDI and MDI supply we will follow market price. Nevertheless during the maintenance work, we will not be able to be aggressive in our trade,” the source added.


By: Fahima Khail
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