Mitsubishi Chemical Restarts Naptha Cracker at Kashima Plant following 2 Week Delay

Reuters, July 15, 2016

Japan's Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. said it restarted the 539,000 tonnes-per-year naphtha cracker at its Kashima plant on Thursday, following a delay due to extended planned maintenance.

The cracker, which had been shut since May 9, was slated to end planned maintenance on June 30 and restart on July 1. But, the company late last month delayed the restart by about two weeks after a routine inspection detected an equipment problem. 

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