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Mitsui Chemicals plans maintenance at Chiba phenol/acetone plant

July 12/2016

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Mitsui Chemicals will be taking its phenol/acetone plant off-stream for a maintenance turnaround, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the company is likely to shut its plant in end-October 2016. It is expected to remain off-stream for around one month.

Located at Chiba in Japan, the plant has a phenol capacity of 190,000 mt/year and acetone capacity of 120,000 mt/year.

As MRC informed previously, in June 2016, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Prime Polymer Co., Ltd. (JV between Mitsui Chemicals - 65% and Idemitsu Kosan - 35%) announced production augmentation, to strength the groups position in growth markets, at three of its global PP compound hubs - United States, Mexico, and India - in response to growing demand for automotive use polypropylene. Thus, in fiscal 2017, the Group will strengthen its production capacity by 5% in North America, Europe, and Asia bringing the production capacity to 1.05million from the current 1 million tons, thereby securing its position as the worlds top class provider of PP compounds for automotive use.

Mitsui Chemicals is a leading manufacturer and supplier of value added specialty chemicals, plastics and materials for the automotive, healthcare, packaging, agricultural, building, and semiconductor and electronics markets. Mitsui Chemicals is a Japanese Chemicals company, a part of the Mitsui conglomerate. The company has a turnover of around 15 billion USD and has business interests in Japan, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the USA. The company mainly deals in performance materials, petro and basic chemicals and functional polymeric materials.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PC, PP, acetone, bisphenol A, phenol, compounding, sheet extrusion, Mitsui, Prime Polymer, Japan.
Category:General News
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