Indonesia’s Sulfindo Adiusaha shuts Merak VCM plant in May

03 May 2012 04:59  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia’s Sulfindo Adiusaha shut its 100,000 tonne/year vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plant at Merak in West Java on 1 May for a month-long turnaround, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The shutdown is not expected to affect the VCM spot market as Sulfindo uses most of its VCM output to produce derivative polyvinyl chloride (PVC), market sources said.

The producer operates a 350,000 tonne/year ethylene dichloride (EDC) plant, a 262,000 dry metric tonne (dmt)/year caustic soda unit and an 80,000 tonne/year PVC facility at the same site.

By: Feliana Widjaja

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