Despite its ethylene unit being hit by a fire, Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. expects to be able to supply petrochemical raw materials and products to its customers through to the end of the year despite a fire at Japan's biggest ethylene plant. The company seems to have sufficient product inventory till December 25.
This improvement in supplies came after help was received from other chemical firms.
Friday's fire killed four workers, and forced the company to shut down the No. 2 unit at the Kashima plant with a capacity to produce 516,000 tpa of ethylene. This plant accounts for 6% of Japan's capacity to make ethylene.