Japan's Mitsui Chemicals Inc plans to shut one of its two naphtha crackers in 2011 for
minor maintenance. The 553,000 tpa ethylene cracker at Ichihara (Chiba) will be shut, while the 455,000 tpa Osaka cracker will not be affected.
Exxon Mobil's Japan unit, Tonen Chemical Corp, plans to skip scheduled maintenance at its 491,000 tpa naphtha cracker at Kawasaki in 2011. The next round of
maintenance is likely to be in 2014. JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp, plans to skip scheduled maintenance at its sole naphtha cracker at its Kawasaki plant in 2011.