Japan's Taiyo Vinyl to shut Osaka PVC plant on 28 June

27 June 2012 07:44  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Taiyo Vinyl is due to shut its 150,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Osaka on 28 June for a turnaround, a company source said on Wednesday.

The maintenance period will last until 26 July, the source added.

The producer also operates a 310,000 tonne/year facility at Yokkaichi and a 100,000 tonne/year unit at Chiba.

Although Taiyo Vinyl has resumed export, its export volume availability remains limited because of short supply of feedstock vinyl chloride monomer (VCM).

The producer obtains VCM from its parent company, Tosoh Corp, which shut its 1.2m tonne/year VCM facility at Nanyo following an explosion at the site on 13 November 2011.

Tosoh resumed operations at its 250,000 tonne/year No 1 line in Nanyo on 8 May.

Tosoh plans to restart its 400,000 tonne/year No 3 line in Nanyo in early July, but has not decided whether to restart its 550,000 tonne/year No 2 line at the same site, according to a company official.

By: Feliana Widjaja

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