12 March 2008 09:34 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Japan’s Shin-Etsu Chemical will shut down its 550,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant in Kashima, Japan, “from the middle of May to early June”, for a maintenance turnaround, a company source said on Wednesday.?xml:namespace>
The source said the turnaround might affect the company’s PVC exports to ?xml:namespace>
Industry players said Shin-Etsu’s exports to
The turnaround was just one of several scheduled in
The price of PVC in Asia has been hovering above $1,000/tonne since mid-January and was last assessed at $1,060-1,080/tonne FOB (free on board) Northeast Asia (
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