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Mitsui to Stop Aniline, EG Production; Build Hexene Plant

5:41 AM MST | February 4, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsui Chemicals says it has decided to stop permanently production of aniline at its 66,000-m.t./year plant at Chiba, Japan, by March 2009, and to terminate sale of the product by September 2009, due to falling demand. Mitsui, which produces ethylene glycol (EG) and ethylene oxide (EO) at its plants at Chiba and Osaka, Japan, says it will also stop production of these products at its Chiba plant due to poor market conditions. “The increased production of aniline by methylene di-para-phenylene isocynate (MDI) related manufacturers, has resulted in a...

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