Sumitomo Chemical plans to shut capro plant in Oct

13 October 2010 09:37  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical will shut its 180,000 tonne/year caprolactam unit in Ehime prefecture on 20 October for scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.

The two lines - with a caprolactam capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year and 80,000 tonnes/year each - in northwestern Shikoku, Japan, would be shut for more than 40 days, added the source.

The company would maintain sales allocation for its contract customers for November and December but would not offer any spot cargoes during the time, the source said.

"The company is currently building inventories to prepare for the shutdown."

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