30 August 2006 05:20 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Tokyo-based basic chemicals producer Idemitsu Kosan will have a two-month turnaround at its Tokuyama plant in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture from early September to late October, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.
He said each unit would be shut for a month to 40 days during the period, starting with the styrene monomer (SM) units with a total capacity of 340,000 tonnes/year, which would be shut from 1 September to early October.
The cracker, with an ethylene capacity of 623,000 tonnes/year and an estimated propylene capacity of 300,000-330,000 tonnes/year, would be shut from 10 September to 24 October, he said. The benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) unit, which produces 274,000 tonnes/year of benzene, would be shut for a month starting mid-September, the spokesman added.
“It (the turnaround) will not affect the shipments, as we have enough stock because the turnaround has been scheduled from before,” a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
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