09 September 2010 04:27 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Idemitsu SM Malaysia (ISM) shut its 220,000 tonne/year styrene monomer (SM) unit in Pasir Gudang last week due to mechanical issues, market sources said on Thursday.
The unit was expected to be shut till the middle of September as repairs were currently being carried out, according to several market players.
The company could not be immediately reached for comments.
“ISM has cut their September allocations to us by around 30% due to the unexpected shut down," said an end-user in southeast Asia.
Idemitsu Kosan Co also owns the majority stake in a polystyrene (PS) joint venture in Malaysia. The 110,000 tonne/year PS plant is also located at Pasir Gudang.
Other SM producers in southeast Asia include Styrindo Mono Indonesia, Ellba Eastern in Singapore, Siam Styrene Monomer and IRPC in Thailand.
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