Japan’s Tosoh to restart No 3 VCM line in Nanyo on 7 July

06 July 2012 07:40  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Tosoh Corp plans to restart its 400,000 tonne/year No 3 vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) line in Nanyo on 7 July, a company source said on Friday.

The producer started preparing for the restart since 27 June.

The No 3 VCM line has been shut since an explosion occurred at the adjacent No 2 VCM line on 13 November 2011.

The company restarted its 250,000 tonne/year No 1 VCM line at the same site on 8 May and it is currently running at around 90-95%, the source said.

Tosoh is still mulling over the re-construction of its 550,000 tonne/year No 2 line, which was severely damaged in the explosion, according to the source.

By: Feliana Widjaja

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