Japan's Maruzen Petrochemical shuts MEG unit for turnaround

13 March 2012 07:36  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Maruzen Petrochemical shut its 82,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit at Yokkaichi in Mie prefecture on 11 March for a turnaround that will last around one month, a company source said on Tuesday.

The plant will be off line until 14 April, the source said.

The company’s 50,000 tonne/year ethylene oxide (EO) plant at the same site will be shut during the same period as a result of the turnaround, he added.

The impact on supply will be limited as the company has stocks for MEG and the demand for EO is poor, the source said.

Maruzen Petrochemical operates two MEG units. Its 115,000 tonne/year unit in Chiba prefecture is operating at full capacity and a one-month turnaround is scheduled for the unit in May-June, the source added.

By: Becky Zhang
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