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PTT Asahi Chemical to Establish Acetonitrile Facility in Thailand

7:24 AM MDT | June 30, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with energy company PTT (Bangkok), Marubeni, and their joint venture company PTT Asahi Chemical (Bangkok), for setting up a facility for the production of acetonitrile in Thailand. The planned acetonitrile facility at Rayong, Thailand, will have a production capacity of 12,000 m.t./year and is scheduled to start up in the second half of 2011. PTT Asahi Chemical, which was established in 2006, is owned 48.5% each by AKC and PTT, and 3% by Marubeni. Acetonitrile...

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