08 May 2012 10:24 [Source: ICIS news]
The 250,000 tonne/year No 1 VCM line is currently running at around 20-30% of capacity, and is expected to ramp up to full production by the end of the week, the source said.
The No 1 VCM line had been shut since an explosion occurred at Nanyo on 13 November 2011, together with the company’s 400,000 tonne/year No 3 line and its 550,000 tonne/year No 2 line.
Tosoh aims to restart its No 3 VCM line by end-June or early July, while it has not decided on the fate of its No 2 line, which was severely damaged by the explosion in November last year, the source said.
With just one of the three VCM lines in Nanyo running, Tosoh could only supply to the domestic market in
Tosoh had been selling spot VCM cargoes from Nanyo, mainly to
The company also operates a 260,000 tonne/year VCM facility at
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