Mitsubishi Chemical considers skipping maintenance on its No. 2 cracker at its Kashima, Japan, complex in 2012 if government grants permission; cracker has ethylene capacity of 453,000 tonnes/year

LOS ANGELES , January 23, 2012 () – Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. may not put its No. 2 naphtha cracker at its Kashima, Japan, complex into turnaround in 2012 if the government allows the company to forgo maintenance, Reuters reported Jan. 23, citing a company spokesman.

The No. 2 cracker has a capacity of 453,000 tonnes of ethylene per year, Reuters noted.

The Tokyo-based company is planning to take its No. 1 cracker at the complex offline from May 10 to July 14 for maintenance. The No. 1 cracker has a capacity of 375,000 tonnes/year, Reuters reported.

The primary source of this article is Reuters, London, England, Jan. 23, 2012.


* All content is copyrighted by Industry Intelligence, or the original respective author or source. You may not recirculate, redistrubte or publish the analysis and presentation included in the service without Industry Intelligence's prior written consent. Please review our terms of use.