Japan’s Keiyo Ethylene cracker on track to restart 9 May

08 May 2013 08:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese producer Keiyo Ethylene plans to restart its 740,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Ichihara, Chiba prefecture, as scheduled on 9 May following a nine-day outage due to mechanical issues, sources close to the company said on Wednesday.

“The cracker will restart on 9 May,” one of the sources said.

The cracker was shut on 30 April and was expected to be shut for eight to nine days, one of the sources said in an earlier report.

Keiyo Ethylene is a joint venture among Maruzen Petrochemical, Sumitomo Chemical and Mitsui Chemicals. Maruzen Petrochemical holds a 55% share while Sumitomo and Mitsui each holds a 22.5% stake in the joint venture.

By: Helen Lee
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