Japan’s Maruzen Petrochemical shuts naphtha cracker in Chiba

14 March 2011 03:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Maruzen Petrochemical has shut its 520,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Chiba since the deadly earthquake on 11 March, a company source said on Monday.

Japan is in a state of emergency following the quake and tsunami, and reactor blasts at its nuclear plants, which Prime Minister Naoto Kan described as the country’s worst crisis since World War II.

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