27 October 2006 05:48 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Idemitsu Kosan restarted the No 1 naphtha cracker at its Tokuyama plant on Friday, a spokesman for the Tokyo-based refiner said.
The cracker was operating at full rate, he added.
The unit, located in Shunan, Yamaguchi prefecture, was shut from 11 September for a turnaround. It was originally scheduled to restart on 24 October, but the startup was postponed, according to previous ICIS news reports.
The company’s No 2 cracker at the same site, which also underwent a turnaround recently, was restarted on 19 October and resumed production on 20 October.
The two crackers are run as a single unit, with combined ethylene capacity of 623,000 tonnes/year.
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