Lucite to shut Shanghai MMA unit for turnaround in mid-March

07 February 2014 09:42 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Lucite International will shut its 100,000 tonne/year methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant in Shanghai in mid-March for a scheduled turnaround, a company source said on Friday.

The plant is expected to be offline for 45 days until end April, the source added.

The company currently operates another MMA plant in Singapore which can produce up to 130,000 tonnes/year of MMA.

Lucite International is a subsidiary of Japanese producer Mitsubishi Rayon Co (MRC), which is one of the largest MMA producers in Asia.

By Eric Su