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Mitsui Chemicals, Idemitsu to Rationalize Chiba Complex; Suspend PP, HDPE Units

8:29 AM MDT | September 5, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Mitsui Chemicals announced today that it plans to restructure its petrochemical operations at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex “to flexibly and effectively manage the Chiba Chemicals Manufacturing partnership” with Idemitsu Kosan. The two companies formed a 50-50 alliance in 2010 by combining Mitsui Chemicals' 553,000-m.t./year cracker with Idemitsu's 374,000 m.t./year ethylene plant. The restructuring is in response to the construction of new large-scale petrochemical facilities in the Mideast and China as well as plans for such...

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