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Japan's Mitsubishi Chem shuts No 2 naphtha cracker

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SINGAPORE/TOKYO, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Japan's MitsubishChemical Corp shut its No. 2 naphtha cracker in Kashima on Oct.8 following a power outage, but it was unclear when the unitwould resume operations, traders said on Thursday.

The cracker has a capacity of more than 450,000 tonnes peryear (tpy).

Mitsubishi Chemical operates another cracker, its no. 1unit, which has a capacity of more than 370,000 tpy.

The No. 1 unit is running at full capacity.

(Reporting by Seng Li Peng and Risa Maeda; Editing by RonPopeski)

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Keywords: NAPHTHA JAPAN/MITSUBISHI CHEM