23 March 2009 06:20 [Source: ICIS news]
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SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--The Kuwait Styrene Company (TKSC) has affirmed it will start up its Shuaiba ethylbenzene-styrene monomer (EBSM) unit in the second quarter of the year, reacting to reports the plant had started operating ahead of schedule.
Commissioning activities are on track, it added.
“TKSC noted the inaccuracy of recent media reports claiming the start-up of the 450,000 tonne/year EBSM unit, as well as the news alleging the output of off-spec product by the unit,” the company said.
The company’s EBSM unit would receive feedstock benzene from Kuwait Aromatics’ (KARO) 395,000 tonne/year unit in ?xml:namespace>
TKSC is a joint venture between
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