PVC Malaysia to shut PVC facility at end of August

11 July 2012 11:59  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--PVC Malaysia plans to shut its 150,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Kerteh in Terengganu state at the end of August, a company source said on Wednesday.

The maintenance will take around one month, the source added.

The PVC plant shutdown coincides with a turnaround at the upstream vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) facility operated by Vinyl Chloride Malaysia (VCM SB) located at the same site.

The VCM plant will also be shut for about one month.

PVC Malaysia and VCM SB are subsidiaries of Malaysia’s state-owned energy firm PETRONAS.

Other PVC producers in Malaysia include Industrial Resins (Malaysia), Malayan Electro-Chemical Industry and Kaneka Paste Polymer.

By: Feliana Widjaja

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