Mitsubishi Chemical May Start Kashima Cracker May 20, ICIS Says

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. (4188) plans to restart the No. 2 naphtha cracker at its Kashima plant on May 20, chemicals and pricing service ICIS said today, citing an unidentified person at Japan’s biggest ethylene maker.

Kashima’s No. 2 cracker, which shut after last month’s earthquake, can process 453,000 metric tons a year, ICIS said. The plant’s No. 1 cracker, which can process 375,000 tons a year, will undergo maintenance until June 27, the report said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rachel Graham in London rgraham13@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Stephen Voss at sev@bloomberg.net

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.