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Mitsubishi Restarts Kashima Cracker

1:25 AM MDT | June 30, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsubishi Chemical says it has today restarted production at the company’s No. 1 naphtha cracker at Kashima. The cracker, which was taken offline due to damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast of Japan on March 11, has completed a maintenance turnaround. The production facilities for derivatives have also completed a scheduled maintenance and are restarting operations, the company says. Mitsubishi’s 453,000-m.t./year No. 2 naphtha cracker at Kashima, which was also offline following the earthquake and tsunami, restarted...

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