Japan's Kuraray restarts PMMA and MMA plant in Niigata

10 July 2014 08:34 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese producer Kuraray has restarted its 58,000 tonne/year polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and 67,000/tonne year acetone cyanohydrin-based methyl methacrylate (MMA) plants at Nakajo in Niigata prefecture earlier in the week, a company source said on Thursday.

Both plants were taken offline in mid-June for an annual turnaround.

Other PMMA makers in Asia include south Korea’s LG MMA, Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical, Japan’s Mitsubishi Rayon Co and Taiwan’s Chi Mei.

By Eric Su