30 March 2011 08:31 [Source: ICIS news]
“The restart date is not fixed yet, but maybe, very maybe, it could be 10 April,” he said, without elaborating.
The cracker had been shut since the deadly earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on 11 March, forcing the shutdown of many petrochemcial plants and refineries.
The official said the operating rates at the Maruzen cracker for the month of March was resultantly reduced to 40% of capacity, whereas Keiyo Ethylene’s 740,000 tonne/year cracker in
Maruzen Petrochemical holds a 55% stake in Keiyo Ethylene.
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