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Mitsubishi plans to shut MEG plant in Japan for maintenance

May 11/2016

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Mitsubishi Chemical is likely to shut its monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant for a maintenance turnaround, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the plant is expected to be taken off-stream in mid-May 2016. It is planned to remain shut for around 5-6 weeks.

Located at Kashima in Japan, the plant has a production capacity of 280,000 mt/year.

As MRC reported before, Mitsubishi Chemical is in plans to shut its phenol-acetone plant for maintenance turnaround in June 2015. It is likely to remain off-stream for around one month. Located at Kashima in Japan, the plant has a phenol capacity of 250,000 mt/year and acetone capacity of 150,000 mt/year.

Mitsubishi Chemical with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is a diversified chemical company involved in petrochemicals, polymers, agrochemicals, speciality chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The company's main focus is on three business pillars: petrochemicals, performance and functional products, and health care.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PET, acetone, monoethylene glycol (MEG), phenol, Mitsubishi Chemical, Japan.
Category:General News
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