26 March 2008 07:50 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)-- Japan’s V-Tech Corp plans to shut down its vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production lines at Mizushima for scheduled turnarounds beginning early June, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.
The 110,000 tonne/year PVC unit would be shut for around 20 days while the 400,000 tonne/year VCM plant would be shut for nearly 40 days, the source added.
The company has another PVC plant in Kawasaki scheduled for maintenance shutdown in August while its PVC plant in Yokkaichi is currently undergoing a turnaround and would resume operations in early April.
Both plants have a production capacity of around 100,000 tonnes a year.
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