Japan’s Tosoh to shut Nanyo No 1 VCM unit on 21 October

01 October 2012 10:47  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Tosoh Corp plans to shut its 250,000 tonne/year No 1 vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit at Nanyo on 21 October for turnaround, a source close to the company said on Monday.

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

Tosoh’s 400,000 tonne/year No 3 VCM plant at the same site has been undergoing maintenance since 31 August. The No 3 unit is expected to be down for about 40 days.

Meanwhile, its 550,000 tonne/year No 2 VCM plant at Nanyo has remained shut since an explosion hit the plant on 13 November 2011.

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

By: Feliana Widjaja
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