Japan’s Maruzen Petrochemical shuts Chiba cracker for turnaround

10 May 2012 07:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Maruzen Petrochemical shut its 520,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Chiba as scheduled on 9 May for a turnaround, said a company source on Thursday.

The cracker is expected to resume operations on 21 June, he added.

Maruzen Petrochemical was running its cracker at around 85% of capacity in April, according to another company who did not specify what the operating rate was in May before the shutdown.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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