AFPM '13: Japan's Sumitomo Chem runs capro plant at 70-75%

25 March 2013 02:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ICIS)--Japan's Sumitomo Chemical is running its 180,000 tonne/year caprolactam plant in Ehime prefecture at a reduced capacity of 70-75%, a company source said on Sunday.

"The supply-demand balance has deteriorated," the source said on the sidelines of the International Petrochemical Conference (IPC).

Sumitomo Chemical exports about 85% of its caprolactam production to China and Taiwan, while the balance is sold in the domestic market, the source said.

The plant is due for more than a month of turnaround from October, the source said.

Hosted by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the IPC continues through Tuesday.


By: Pearl Bantillo
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