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More Japanese Chemical Plants Restart

11:15 AM MDT | May 31, 2011 | —DEEPTI RAMESH

Several key chemical plants have restarted production in Japan in recent weeks. Japan’s output of chemicals fell sharply following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast of the country on March 11. Mitsubishi Chemical restarted production at the company’s No. 2 naphtha cracker at Kashima on May 20. The 453,000-m.t./year No. 2 cracker was taken offline due to damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami. The company, as previously announced, has delayed a planned maintenance turnaround at the No. 2 cracker until the end of August from an...

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