Japan’s Daicel Chemical plans acetic acid plant overhaul mid-2015

06 February 2014 09:42 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Daicel Chemical Industries plans to shut its 420,000 tonne/year acetic acid plant at Himeiji, Hyogo prefecture, for maintenance in May or June 2015, a company official said on Thursday.

The plant is typically shut once every two years for the overhaul lasting one month, he added.

Daicel is currently in the process of recovering full acetic acid production after experiencing reduced output since end-January owing to unspecified mechanical issues.

By Helen Lee