08 November 2012 08:15 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Asahi Kasei Co plans to shut its 390,000 tonne/year No 3 styrene monomer (SM) unit in mid-September 2013 for maintenance, a company source said on Thursday.
The unit is located in Mizushima.
“The shutdown is expected to last for around one month,” the source added.
The company operates another 320,000 tonne/year No 2 unit at the same location, but the unit has not been scheduled for maintenance next year.
The next turnaround at the No 2 unit is planned for the second quarter of 2014, in tandem with a turnaround at the firm’s cracker.
The company’s 150,000 tonne/year No 1 unit was mothballed in 2007.
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