Japan’s Asahi Kasei shuts No 2 SM plant for maintenance

06 March 2012 03:53  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Asahi Kasei shut its 320,000 tonne/year No 2 styrene monomer (SM) at Mizushima in early March for maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday.

The facility is scheduled to be restarted on 20 April after about 45 days of maintenance.

The company’s 390,000 tonne/year No 3 SM plant at the same site is scheduled for a turnaround at the end of March. The unit is expected to be shut for around 20 days.

The company’s 150,000 tonne/year No 1 SM unit was mothballed in 2007.

Other SM producers in Japan include Idemitsu Kosan, Denki Kagaku (Denka), Nippon Steel Chemical and Taiyo Petrochemical.

($1 = €0.76)

By: Clive Ong
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