JAPAN DISASTER: Keiyo Polyethylene to restart Chiba HDPE unit in April

30 March 2011 08:46  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Keiyo Polyethylene is expected to restart its 63,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant at Chiba, Japan, in April when an upstream cracker operated by Maruzen Petrochemical resumes production next month, a source at Maruzen Petrochemical said on Wednesday.

The HDPE plant was shut on 11 March when a fire broke out at a neighbouring refinery operated by Cosmo Oil in the wake of the devastating earthquake, the source said.

Keiyo Polyethylene is a joint venture between Maruzen Petrochemical and Chisso Corp.

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