23 May 2011 12:31 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Kashima Vinyl Chloride Monomer on 21 May restarted its 600,000 tonne/year vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plant in Kashima, in ?xml:namespace>
“It was shut for two months, so we are gradually ramping up [the plant’s operating rate],” the source said in Japanese.
However, the source did not provide any further details on the plant’s current operating rate.
“Its operating rate is still very low because the supply of VCM [from Kashima Vinyl Chloride Monomer] has not begun and we don’t have feedstock on hand yet. In about a week, we hope to start full-scale operations,” the source said.
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