01 December 2011 04:57 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--JX Nippon Oil & Energy is planning to shut three of its Japan-based paraxylene (PX) units in 2012 for maintenance that will take 40 days, a company source said on Thursday.
JX Nippon Oil & Energy will shut its 350,000 tonne/year Mizushima-based unit from the end of January to the middle of March, followed by its 400,000 tonne/year Chita-based facility from May to June, he said.
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The company operates eight PX production facilities in five locations in Japan and can produce up to 2.57m tonnes of material per annum.
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