Japan’s JSR shuts Kashima EPDM plant for turnaround till end-June

06 June 2013 03:26  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s JSR Corp has shut its 36,000 tonne/year ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) plant in Kashima for maintenance until the end of June, a company source said.

The plant shut at the end of May for one month of scheduled maintenance, the source added.

Prices of medium ethylidene norbornene (ENB) grade EPDM dropped by $50/tonne from the previous week to $2,850-2,950/tonne CIF (cost, freight & insurance) China on 5 June, ICIS data showed.

EPDM prices have been under downward pressure because of oversupply and weak demand, industry sources said.

By: Helen Yan
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