Japan's Taiyo Vinyls to shut PVC, VCM units in March for turnaround

22 February 2013 08:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS--Japan’s Taiyo Vinyl will shut its 310,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and 260,000/tonne year vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) units at Yokkaichi, Japan, in March for a scheduled turnaround, a company source said on Friday.

The turnaround at the two units is expected to begin on 22 March and end on 24 April, added the source.

Most market participants expect the turnaround to weigh further on the limited supply of VCM and PVC in the Asian market.

However, there will be no significant impact on spot trade as cargoes for these two products are very limited currently, they added.

Taiyo Vinyl is a subsidiary of Tosoh Corporation.


By: Jasmine Khoo
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