19 October 2012 09:26 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Co is planning to restart operations at its 623,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Tokuyama in the middle of next week following a turnaround, a company source said on Friday.
The cracker was taken off line on 10 September for maintenance.
“We will restart the cracker in the middle of next week and after that we are considering to reduce the Chiba cracker operation ratio because our derivative markets are not so good,” the source added.
Idemitsu Kosan's other naphtha cracker in Chiba with a 374,000 tonne/year capacity is currently running at 100% of capacity.
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