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PTT Asahi Chemical shuts ACN plant for maintenance
Jul '14
PTT Asahi Chemical Company Limited (PTTAC), part of the Thailand-based PTT Group, has shut its acrylonitrile (ACN) plant for maintenance.
“The ACN plant was shut for maintenance turnaround early last week. It is expected to be restarted in late August,” a company official told fibre2fahion.
The ACN plant is located in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, and has a production capacity of 200,000 mt/year.
PTTAC is a joint venture of PTT Public Company Limited (PTT), Thailand’s National Energy Company, Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation (AKCC) of Japan, the world’s leading petrochemicals producer, and Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) of Japan, one of the world’s leading petrochemicals traders with the shareholding ratio of 48.5 percent, 48.5 percent and 3 percent, respectively.
ACN is a synthetic fibre used in the production of clothes, carpets, and blankets.

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