11 June 2012 08:42 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japanese chemical producer Showa Denko restarted its 695,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at ?xml:namespace>
The cracker is operating at “almost full rate”, the official said, adding that it is not clear exactly when full-rate operation may be achieved.
“It depends on the condition of the market, but the inventories (of ethylene) are low because the plant was shut for some time, so [the plant] will be operated at high rates,” the official said.
Showa Denko shut the cracker on 28 March because of a problem with its cooling unit.
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