Styrindo Mono Indonesia restart No 2 SM after maintenance

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).

By: Clive Ong
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