JAPAN: Mitsubishi Chemical completes closure of Kashima ethylene, benzene plants

Mitsubishi earlier said the two facilities would be closed during periodic maintenance in 2013 as part of a structural reform of its basic petrochemicals operations at the Kashima complex.

The ethylene plant had a rated capacity of 328,000 t/y. Capacity of the benzene unit was not available.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 11 Aug 2014
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)