June 14, 2018 / 8:04 AM / 5 months ago

Japan's Osaka Petchem shuts naphtha cracker for maintenance

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Osaka Petrochemical Industries Ltd shut its 500,000-tonne-per-year naphtha cracker on Thursday for maintenance, its parent Mitsui Chemicals said.

The cracker, which is to be shut until July 24, is set to be restarted the following day, a Mitsui Chemicals spokesman said.

Osaka Petrochemical is a wholly-owned unit of Mitsui Chemicals.

Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori in TOKYO; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri

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