Styrindo Mono Indonesia to restart 2 SM unit in March

27 February 2013 07:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Styrindo Mono Indonesia plans to restart its 250,000 tonne/year No 2  styrene monomer (SM) unit in the second week of March after a turnaround, a source close to the company said.

The facility, located in Merak, was shut in early February for maintenance, which included a catalyst change.

“We hope to get the No 2 plant running smoothly by the end of the second week of March,” the source said.

The company has a 100,000 tonne/year No 1 SM plant at the same location. 

SM is a liquid chemical used to make plastic resins like polystyrene (PS) and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) as well as synthetic rubbers like styrene-butadiene-rubber (SBR) and styrene-butadiene-latex.

By: Clive Ong
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