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Asahi Kasei Thai ACN plant to go off-stream in June
Mar '13
Asahi Kasei owned - Acrylonitrile (ACN) plant in Thailand is expected to undergo a scheduled maintenance turnaround in June 2013.
“The ACN plant located in Map Ta Phut, Thailand will be undergoing a scheduled maintenance turnaround in mid-June, 2013,” an Asahi Kasei official informed fibre2fashion.
He further said, “The schedule turnaround takes place after every two years.”
He added, “The new ACN plant based in South Korea has already had a commercial start up in mid-February, 2013.”
Asahi Kasei operates three plants and six lines of ACN – 3 lines in Japan, 2 lines in South Korea and 1 line in Thailand.
The Map Ta Phut, Thailand ACN line has a production capacity of 200,000 tons per year.
The ACN plants in Japan are located in Kawasaki and Mizushima. The plant in Kawasaki has a production capacity of 150,000 mt/year while two lines located in Mizushima have a production capacity of 100,000 mt/year and 200,000 mt/year, respectively.
The two lines in Ulsan, South Korea have a production capacity of 70,000 mt/year and 245,000 mt/year, respectively.

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