Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan runs crackers at 100% ahead of maintenance

14 August 2012 10:29  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan is currently running its two naphtha crackers at full capacity ahead of a turnaround at one of the units next month, a company source said on Tuesday.

Idemitsu Kosan is on track to shut its 623,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Tokuyama on 10 September for a turnaround, he added.

The cracker is expected to resume operations in late October, the source said without specifying any exact dates.

Idemitsu Kosan also runs a 374,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Chiba. The unit underwent scheduled maintenance last year.

By: Felicia Loo

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