Japan’s ISK to shut Singapore titanium dioxide unit in late July

05 July 2012 08:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha (ISK) is planning to shut its 54,000 tonne/year titanium dioxide (TiO2) plant in Singapore in late July for two to three weeks of scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Thursday.

The shutdown is not expected to have a large impact on the spot market as the plant’s capacity is small, the source added.

The producer is currently running the TiO2 plant in Singapore at full capacity, the source added.

ISK operates a 155,000 tonne/year TiO2 plant in Yokkaichi, Japan, which is also running at full capacity, the source said.

By: Samuel Wong

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