Mitsui resumes meta para cresol plant operations at Iwakuni-Ohtake site
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Mitsui resumes meta para cresol plant operations at Iwakuni-Ohtake site

9:43 AM, 28th September 2012
Mitsui resumes meta para cresol plant operations at Iwakuni-Ohtake site

TOKYO, JAPAN: Mitsui Chemicals has resumed operations at Iwakuni-Ohtake works, meta para cresol plant. Production of cymene, the raw material for meta para cresol, is suspended at Iwakuni-Ohtake works due to destruction of its cymene plant by fire during the April 22nd accident. Cymene used in production of meta para cresol at Iwakuni-Ohtake works is currently being produced at substitute facilities at Ichihara works.

Mitsui Chemicals will continue its ongoing efforts to assure safe operations at all its facilities and the sustainment of product supply chains. The company has extended apologies to all persons affected by the April 22nd explosion and fire at Mitsui Chemicals Iwakuni-Ohtake works.

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