30 August 2012 09:18 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Tokuyama Corp plans to shut its 330,000 tonne/year vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plant at Yamaguchi prefecture on 1 October for a month-long turnaround, a company source said on Thursday.
The maintenance shutdown is expected to tighten VCM supply in the region, market sources said.
Tokuyama also operates a 490,000 dry metric tonne/year caustic soda facility at the same site, which is due to be shut for maintenance from 19 September to late October.
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