Japan’s Teijin plans September turnaround at Singapore PC plant

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.

In China, Teijin Chemicals is currently running its 145,000 tonne/year PC plant at Zhejiang at 80% of capacity, the source said, adding that this plant will be taken off line on 20 September for four days.

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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By: Liu Xin
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