Japan’s Nippon Shokubai to shut MA facility in end-March

07 March 2014 03:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Nippon Shokubai is planning to shut its maleic anhydride (MA) plant at Himeji in Hyogo prefecture, Japan, for regular annual maintenance, a company source said late on Thursday.

The 35,000 tonne/year line will be taken off line from 24 March to 28 April, the source said.

The turnaround is not expected to have an impact on supply to its customers as the company will have sufficient inventory leves, the source said.

Nippon Shokubai is one of the three MA producers in Japan. The company uses benzene feedstock while the other two producers are using butane feedstock.

By: Matthew Chong
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