Nippon Shokubai to shut SE Asia crude AA plant in mid-Jan

20 December 2012 07:18  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia’s PT Nippon Shokubai plans to shut its 60,000 tonne/year crude acrylic acid (AA) plant in Cilegon, West Java in mid-January, a company source said on Thursday.

The plant will be shut for a short maintenance that is expected to last for about two weeks, the source said.

The shutdown will be in line with the scheduled maintenance at Singapore Acrylic Acid’s (SAA’s) 73,000 tonne/year acrylic acid facility at Jurong Island, the source added.

SAA is jointly owned by Japanese chemical producers Nippon Shokubai (51%), Toagosei (40%) and Sumitomo Chemical (9%).

By: Samuel Wong

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