Japan’s Tosoh to shut down Nanyo VCM unit on 31 August

16 August 2012 09:29  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Tosoh plans to shut its 400,000 tonne/year No 3 vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit at Nanyo on 31 August for maintenance, a company source said on Thursday.

The maintenance period will last for around 40 days, the source added.

In addition, Tosoh’s 250,000 tonne/year No 1 VCM plant at the same site is also scheduled for turnaround, starting on 16 October for 40 days.

Meanwhile, its 550,000 tonne/year No 2 VCM plant at Nanyo remains offline indefinitely since being shut down following an explosion on 13 November 2011.

Tosoh also operates a 260,000 tonne/year VCM facility at Yokkaichi.

By: Feliana Widjaja
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