Japan's Maruzen Petrochemical restarts Chiba naphtha cracker

22 June 2012 09:19  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japanese chemical producer Maruzen Petrochemical restarted its 525,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Chiba on 21 June as scheduled after a turnaround, a company official said on Friday.

The plant has achieved on-spec production for some of the products, the official said over the telephone.

The cracker was expected to start normal operation by this weekend, the official said, adding the company might not raise the operating rate to full capacity. “We may only bring it to 90%,” the official said.

The cracker was shut for a scheduled maintenance on 9 May.


By: Tomomi Yokomura
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