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Chemical Production Remains Disrupted in Japan

3:03 PM MDT | April 4, 2011 | —DEEPTI RAMESH and ian young

Utsunomiya Facility of Teijin DuPont Films: Expected to restart in late April. A large number of chemical plants are still offstream in Japan, in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast of the country on March 11. Some facilities were restarting operations gradually at CW press time. JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo) says it has restarted its naphtha cracker at Kawasaki, Kanagawa prefecture, which was taken offstream following the disaster. The cracker has capacity for 460,000 m.t./year of ethylene. Three other crackers remain...

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