Denka sets 2010 turnaround at Japan, Singapore PS plants

27 November 2009 09:23  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Japan’s Denki Kagaku (Denka) has plans to shut its Chiba polystyrene plants (PS) in June 2010 and its Singapore plants in March for maintenance turnaround, a company source said on Friday.

In Japan, the company operates a 278,000 tonne/year PS plant under the name Toyo Styrene. The facility was scheduled for a two-to-three-week maintenance period in June of next year, the source said.

The plant is a joint-venture between Denka, Nippon Steel Chemical Co, Ltd and Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd.

In Singapore, Denka operates a 200,000 tonne/year plant at Jurong Island. The unit would be shut in March for 25 days, the source said.

The Denka plants produce only general-purpose PS.

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By: Clive Ong
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