Japan's SunAllomer’s Kawasaki PP unit may remain shut longer

14 March 2011 05:57  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Sun Allomer’s 67,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit at Kawasaki may remain shut even after maintenance at the site is completed on 22 March because its propylene supply was cut off after last week’s devastating earthquake, a source close to the company said on Monday.

The company’s other PP unit at Kawasaki with the same capacity was shut since last Friday as a precaution after the earthquake.

Both plants did not suffer any damage by the earthquake, the source said.

SunAllomer gets propylene feedstock from one of its stakeholders, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation whose cracker at Kawasaki was shut after the earthquake.

LyondellBasell and Showa Denko are the other shareholders in SunAllomer.

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