Japan’s Keiyo Ethylene cracker shut on mechanical issues - sources

02 May 2013 10:29  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese producer Keiyo Ethylene shut its 740,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Ichihara, Chiba prefecture, early this week because of mechanical issues, market sources said on Thursday.

“The cracker was shut the day before yesterday and is expected to be shut for eight to nine days,” one of the sources said.

Company sources at Maruzen Petrochemical - which owns 55% of Keiyo Ethylene - were not available for comment.

Sumitomo Chemical and Mitsui Chemicals hold equal stakes of 22.5% in Keiyo Ethylene.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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