Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan to restart Tokuyama SM No 2 unit this week

24 October 2012 10:51  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Co plans to restart its 220,000 tonne/year No 2 styrene monomer (SM) unit in Tokuyama this weekend after more than a month of maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.

The No 2 unit was taken off line on 10 September, the source said.

The company’s 120,000 tonne/year No 1 SM unit at the same site also had a turnaround from late August and was restarted on 14 October, the source said.

Idemitsu Kosan’s third SM plant with a 210,000 tonne/year capacity is located in Chiba and is currently running at normal rates, the source said.

The company will not schedule any maintenance for the three plants in 2013, the source said.

Other Japanese SM producers include Asahi Kasei Chemical, Denka, Nihon Oxirane and Taiyo Petrochemical.

($1 = €0.77)

By: Clive Ong
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