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Mitsui Chemicals to shut Osaka cracker for scheduled maintenance in July 2020

September 12/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Mitsui Chemicals, is likely to shut its naphtha cracker, for a maintenance turnaround, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Japan, informed that, the company has planned to take its cracker off-stream, in July 2020, for a period of around a month. The exact date of the shutdown, could not be ascertained.

Located in Osaka, Japan, the cracker has an ethylene capacity of 450,000 mt/year and a propylene capacity of 280,000 mt/year.

As MRC informed before, the company last conducted a turnaround at this cracker from mid-June, 2018, to 11-22 August, 2018.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polyprolypele (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,255,800 tonnes in the first seven months of 2019, up by 9% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. At the same time, the estimated PP consumption in the Russian market was 796,120 tonnes in January-July 2019, up by 11% year on year. Shipments of PP block copolymer and homopolymer PP increased.

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:PP, PE, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, propylene, ethylene, Mitsui, Russia, Japan.
Category:General News
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