03 August 2012 07:29 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japanese ethylene producer Keiyo Ethylene restarted its 740,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at ?xml:namespace>
“[Keiyo Ethylene is] gradually ramping up the operating rate [of the cracker],” the official said in Japanese over the phone, without stating if the producer plans to bring it to full operating rate.
Keiyo Ethylene had shut the cracker, located in
Repair works were done to the plant during the shutdown, the official said.
Keiyo Ethylene is a joint venture among Maruzen Petrochemical, Sumitomo Chemical and Mitsui Chemicals. Maruzen Petrochemical holds a 55% share while Sumitomo and Mitsui each hold 22.5% stake in the JV.
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