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Chiba cracker brought on-stream by Mitsui Chemicals

May 13/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Mitsui Chemicals, a part of the Mitsui conglomerate, has restarted its naphtha cracker following an unplanned outage, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the company has planned to resume operations at the cracker last weekend. The cracker was shut in end-April, 2019 owing to power failure.

Located at Chiba in Japan, the cracker has an ethylene capacity of 600,000 mt/year and propylene capacity of 331,000 mt/year.

As MRC informed earlier, Mitsui Chemicals took its naphtha-fed steam cracker in Sakai off-stream for a maintenance turnaround in mid-June 2018. It remained under maintenance until end-July 2018. Located in Sakai, Japan, the cracker has an ethylene production capacity of 500,000 mt/year and propylene production capacity of 280,000 mt/year.

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:propylene, ethylene, Mitsui, Japan.
Category:General News
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