Japan’s Tosoh to restart Yokkaichi PE, EVA units on 20 April

16 April 2012 04:21  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Tosoh Corp plans to restart operations at its polyethylene (PE) and ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) plants at Yokkaichi in Mie prefecture on 20 April following a turnaround, a company official said on Monday.

The company’s 27,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant, its 29,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit, its 43,000 tonne/year LDPE/EVA swing plant and its 120,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit at the site were taken off line on 12 March, the source said.

“We will restart the EVA/LDPE swing plant on 20 April to produce LDPE, and thereafter, we will produce EVA in early May,” the source said.

Tosoh was producing EVA prior to the March maintenance shutdown, he said.

Major EVA producers in Asia include Taiwan’s Formosa plastics Corp (FPC) and USI; South Korea’s Hanwha Chemical, Honam Petrochemical and Samsung Total Petrochemicals; Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical and DuPont-Mitsui Polychemicals; China’s BASF-YPC, Beijing Organic, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers and The Polyolefin Co Singapore (TPC).


By: Helen Lee
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