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Tosoh Increases Cumene Capacity

11:29 AM MDT | July 26, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Tosoh says it will invest ¥3 billion ($25.6 million) to upgrade and increase cumene capacity at its Yokkaichi, Japan complex. Tosoh expects to begin construction in December with completion in May 2008. Tosoh says the project will take advantage of a high-performance catalyst that will increase cumene capacity by 30%, to 300,000 m.t./year. The upgrade will increase the amount of by-product propane. The project incorporates its “strategy of sharing production with neighboring petrochemical operations in the Yokkaichi area to maximize resources, minimize...

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