Japan's Taiyo Vinyl shuts Chiba PVC unit for maintenance

13 November 2009 03:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Japan’s Taiyo Vinyl has shut its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant in Chiba for a one-month maintenance shutdown, market sources said on Friday.

The 90,000 tonnne/year plant in eastern Japan was shut on Thursday.

Taiyo Vinyl runs two other PVC units - a 310,000 tonne/year plant in Yokkaichi and a 158,000 tonne/year unit in Osaka - that had completed maintenance turnarounds earlier this year.

Taiyo Vinyl, a subsidiary of Tosoh Corp, is the largest PVC resins producer in Japan.

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