28 March 2012 10:01 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Showa Denko said on Wednesday it will temporarily suspend operations at its ethylene plant at the ?xml:namespace>
The company operates two-line ethylene plant with a total production capacity of about 695,000 tonne/year, Showa Denko said in a statement.
Production at its 200,000 tonne/year ethylene line was stopped on 7 March as the company conducted periodic maintenance of cracking furnaces until 29 March, it said.
“We also stopped production at the other line (495,000 tonne/year) on 15 March to conduct cleaning of cracking furnaces until 21 March,” it added.
On 18 March, problems occurred in its equipment for the cooling process, it said.
“After a series of inspection, we confirmed today that we need to repair the equipment,” it added.
As a result, Showa Denko has postponed plans to fully restart its ethylene production to the end of May from 30 March because of the repair, it added.
Showa Denko earlier shut its
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