Japan’s Nippon Steel Co to restart SM plant on 15 May

14 May 2012 08:14  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Nippon Steel Chemical plans to restart its 230,000 tonne/year No 2 styrene monomer (SM) plant at Oita on 15 May, a company source said on Monday.

The plant was shut on 17 March due to outage of Showa Denko’s (SDK) naphtha cracker, according to an earlier ICIS report.

The company also shut a 190,000 tonnes/year SM plant in Oita from 17 March and plans to restart it the middle of June after the restart of Showa Denko' cracker, the company source added.

Showa Denko's cracker is expected to restart around 10-15 June, source from an agency of its company in Japan said.

By: Lily Zhang

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