Japan's Idemitsu Kosan delays Tokuyama MEK plant restart by a week

26 October 2012 09:05  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan is pushing back the restart schedule of its 40,000 tonne/year methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) plant in Tokuyama by about a week to 11 or 12 November, according to a source close to the company.

The reason for the delay is not immediately clear.

The plant was shut on 15 September for scheduled maintenance.

Market sources do not expect the revised restart date to have a major impact on the Asian market as the Japanese producer’s customers are mainly in the domestic market.  

By: Yeow Pei Lin

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