TITLE

MEK outage in Japan has global consequences

AUTHOR(S)
BOSWELL, CLAY; Lin, Yeow Pei; Lee, Helen; Victory, Mark; Terry, Larry
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;4/18/2011, Vol. 279 Issue 14, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on how the March 2011 earthquake in Japan took off Asia's key supplier of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), from the market. The 170,000 tonne/year plant of Maruzen Petrochemical Co. Ltd. in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, was damaged severely, by the disaster. According to market sources, the company's return to production might take longer than a year. It is stated that MEK production capacity in China has been growing rapidly.
ACCESSION #
60408277

 

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