Japan’s Taiyo runs some PVC units at reduced rate on VCM shortage

26 October 2012 11:23  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Taiyo Vinyl is operating some of its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) facilities at reduced rates because of short supply of feedstock vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), a company source said on Friday.

Its 310,000 tonne/year plant at Yokkaichi is operating at 60% of capacity, while its 150,000 tonne/year plant at Osaka is running at less than 50% of capacity, the source said.

The company’s 100,000 tonne/year PVC unit at Chiba, on the other hand, is running at full capacity, the source said.

Taiyo Vinyl obtains its feedstock VCM from its parent company, Tosoh Corp.

Tosoh Corp’s 250,000 tonne/year No 1 VCM unit at Nanyo was taken off line on 21 October and will be down for around 40 days, reducing the available feedstock supply for Taiyo Vinyl’s PVC plants.

By: Feliana Widjaja
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