Japan’s Maruzen to restart MEG unit in mid-April after turnaround

03 April 2013 07:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Maruzen Petrochemical plans to restart its 82,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit at Yokkaichi in Mie prefecture in mid-April after a turnaround, a company source said on Wednesday.

The MEG unit was shut in mid-March for scheduled maintenance, the source added.

The MEG production loss from Maruzen was balanced out by the slow demand from the downstream polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle chip sector in Japan over the past few weeks, the source said.

The producer will also conduct a turnaround at its 115,000 tonne/year MEG unit in Chiba from mid-May to mid-June, the source said.

Maruzen is one of the four MEG producers in Japan, with the other three being Mitsubishi Chemical, Nippon Shokubai and Mitsui Chemicals.
By: Becky Zhang
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