Japan’s Sumitomo eyes Chiba cracker turnaround in Sept 2011

21 October 2010 07:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Japan's Sumitomo Chemical plans to shut its 415,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Chiba for turnaround in September 2011, a company official said on Thursday.

“The cracker will be shut for around 45 days,” he said, adding that the exact shutdown dates were yet to be finalised.

The facility is currently running at 100% capacity, in line with the full operating rates at other crackers in Japan, the source said.

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