Japan’s Keiyo Ethylene runs Chiba cracker at 30-50% after restart

09 May 2013 09:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese producer Keiyo Ethylene is operating its 740,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Ichihara, Chiba prefecture, at 30-50% capacity after restarting it, sources close to the company said on Thursday.

The cracker was shut on 30 April because of mechanical issues and it was restarted as scheduled on 9 May, one of the sources said.

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

By: Helen Lee
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