Petrochemical Malaysia to restart polystyrene unit in late January

19 January 2011 06:29  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Petrochemical Malaysia (PCM), a subsidiary of Japanese major Idemitsu Kosan Co, plans to restart its 110,000 tonne/year polystyrene (PS) unit in late January after a turnaround, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The plant, located in Johor state, was shut in early January for maintenance.

“The unit will be restarted along with the company’s styrene monomer (SM) plant”, the source added.

Idemitsu operates a 220,000 tonne/year SM plant at the same location. The facility was taken off line in late December for maintenance.

The SM unit is a joint venture between Idemitsu and Malaysia’s PETRONAS.

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