Issue Date: June 23, 2014
Shale Gas Draws Japanese Plant
Mitsubishi Rayon and the trading firm Mitsui & Co. are planning a large acrylic plant in the U.S. that would use as feedstock low-cost ethylene supplied by Dow Chemical. The project is in keeping with a Japanese corporate strategy to take advantage of cheap shale-derived energy and raw materials in the U.S.
The proposed Japanese joint venture would build a 250,000-metric-ton-per-year plant making methyl methacrylate . . .
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