16 March 2011 06:53 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan Polypropylene’s polypropylene (PP) plants at Kawasaki with a combined capacity of 227,000 tonnes/year remain shut in the wake of the 11 March earthquake, a company source said on Wednesday.
The plants were slightly damaged as a result of the earthquake but should be ready to resume production shortly, the source said.
However, its PP plants will only be able to start up when its propylene feedstock and power supplies are restored, he said.
Propylene supply to the PP plants was disrupted when its feedstock supplier JX Nippon Oil and Energy shut its cracker in the aftermath of the earthquake, he said.
Power supply to the PP plants at Kawasaki was cut after the earthquake, he said. The PP plants buy electricity from Tokyo Electric Power, he added.
Japan Polypropylene’s PP plants at Kashima and Goi were also shut in the aftermath of the earthquake.
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