Japan Energy to shut Kashima aroms plant next week

07 May 2010 06:12  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Aromatics producer, Japan Energy, plans to shutdown its Kashima-based plant producing benzene and paraxylene (PX) next week for scheduled maintenance, a company source said late on Thursday.

The unit producing 190,000 tonnes/year of benzene and about 420,000 tonnes/year of PX would be shut for about two months, he added.

The company’s operating rates at benzene plants in Chita and Mizushima were still at about 50% level, the source said.

Some of the other key aromatics producers in Japan are Nippon Oil and Idemitsu Kosan.

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By: Mahua Chakravarty
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