Japan’s Showa Denko runs Oita cracker at 85% in November

16 November 2012 09:25  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Showa Denko has been running its 695,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Oita at 85% of capacity in November as planned because of the weak domestic derivative market, a company official said on Friday.

The cracker has been running at 85% capacity since early November, the official said.

“We may reduce the operating ratio to below 85% in December because the domestic derivative market conditions remain weak,” he added.

The cracker was running at 90% capacity in October.

By: Helen Lee
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