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MGC Builds M-Xylene Plant in Japan

1:15 PM MDT | October 17, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says it will expand meta-xylene capacity at Mizushima, Japan. MGC will build a plant with capacity for 70,000 m.t./year that is due onstream in the fall of 2009. MGC’s existing 150,000-m.t./year plant at Mizushima makes the company the world’s largest producer of m-xylene, MGC says. MGC has a major m-xylene derivatives business, which includes m-xylene diamine and purified isophthalic...

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