17 July 2007 10:17 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Japanese petrochemicals producer Sumitomo Chemical will shut its cracker in Ichihara, Chiba prefecture, on 29 August for a scheduled maintenance turnaround, a company source said on Tuesday.?xml:namespace>
The 415,000 tonne/year cracker would be shut for 49 days and was expected to restart on 16 October, the source said.
It was previously reported on ICIS news that the turnaround was expected to reduce the company's total ethylene output in 2007 to 380,000 tonnes.
Meanwhile, the company's other 690,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in ?xml:namespace>
Sumitomo holds a 22.5% stake in the cracker, which is operated by Keiyo Ethylene.
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