Stoppage of naphtha cracker of Asahi Kasei Mitsubishi Chemical Ethylene Corp.

January 15, 2020
Asahi Kasei Mitsubishi Chemical Ethylene Corp.
Asahi Kasei Corp.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.

Operation of the naphtha cracker in Mizushima (Kurashiki, Okayama) of Asahi Kasei Mitsubishi Chemical Ethylene Corp. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hiroaki Numata), a joint venture between Asahi Kasei Corp. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hideki Kobori) and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masayuki Waga) was suspended in the morning of January 14th due to a malfunction in its refrigeration system. A detailed inspection of the facility is currently being planned, and the re-start schedule will be determined after completion of the inspection.

Production capacity of the naphtha cracker in Mizushima

With turnaround
496,000 t/y
Without turnaround
567,000 t/y