IHS Chemical Week

Markets :: Basic Chemicals :: Petrochemicals :: Ethylene

Mitsubishi Chemical to Close Kashima Cracker

12:44 AM MDT | June 11, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh and Ian Young

Mitsubishi Chemical says it will close permanently the company’s No. 1 naphtha cracker at Kashima, Japan, citing expected lower demand. The intended closure, scheduled by 2014, forms part of a wider reorganization of basic petrochemicals production at the Kashima complex. The plans also include permanent closure of the site's No. 1 benzene unit. The program is expected to cost ¥9.8 billion ($123 million) and generate annualized fixed-cost savings of ¥4 billion. The No. 1 naphtha cracker has a production capacity of about 392,000 m.t./year of...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week subscriber yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine a year in print or digital format
  • Real time news and analysis on chemweek.com 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now


contact us | about us | privacy policy | sitemap

ihsCopyright © IHS, Inc.All rights reserved.Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa