06 March 2013 08:52 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Styrindo Mono Indonesia restarted its No 2 styrene monomer (SM) plant in Merak on Wednesday after maintenance, a source close to the company said.
The 250,000 tonne/year facility was shut in early February for a turnaround which included a change of catalyst.
“The restart process will require some 10 days to complete given the new catalyst,” the source added.
The company also operates a 100,000 tonne/year No 1 unit 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 (SBL).
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