21 November 2011 10:03 [Source: ICIS news]
“The unit is expected to restart [in a month’s time], so we have cancelled our contracts for December,” the source said.
“The downstream 240,000 tonne/year expandable polystyrene (EPS) unit at the same location will be run normally,” the source added.
“However, the demand from end-users is weak so the operating rate at the EPS unit is just around 50% capacity,” the source said.
Jiangsu Leasty Chemical is the third biggest SM producer in east
The largest producer of the product is Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical with a capacity of 650,000 tonnes/year, followed by Zhenhai Lyondell Chemicals, with a capacity of 620,000 tonnes/year.
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