31 August 2011 10:27 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan's Teijin Chemicals plans to shut its 200,000 tonne/year polycarbonate (PC) plant in Singapore on 23 September for a month-long annual maintenance, market sources said on Wednesday.
The shutdown period could go beyond one month because of prevailing weak market conditions, a source close to the company said.
The unit supplying steam needed for PC production at the plant is also undergoing a turnaround, said the source.
The Zhejiang PC facility was shut from 28 June to 2 August for debottlenecking, which expanded the plant's capacity from 130,000 tonnes/year, the source said.
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