Petrochemicals Malaysia restarts plant; to offer February cargoes

01 February 2013 08:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Petrochemicals Malaysia, will offer polystyrene (PS) cargoes in the following week, after restarting its 110,000 tonne/year polystyrene (PS) unit in Johor state on 29 January, a source close to the company said on Friday.

The subsidiary of Japanese major Idemitsu Kosan shut its plant for a scheduled maintenance turnaround in early January.

“We are currently ramping up operations at the plant and are likely to make offers for February shipments in the following week,” the source said.

Idemitsu operates a 220,000 tonne/year styrene monomer (SM) plant at the same location. The facility was taken off line in late December for maintenance.

The SM unit is a joint venture between Idemitsu and Malaysia’s PETRONAS.

By: Veena Pathare
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