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.
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