Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical to shut Chiba BTX facility in Sept

03 July 2013 10:35  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese aromatics maker Sumitomo Chemical will shut its benzene, toluene, xylene (BTX) facility in Chiba in September for an annual turnaround, a company source said on Wednesday.

Maintenance for the BTX facility is expected to last for 30-45 days, the source added.

Currently, the plant is said to be running at a high operating rate, but the source did not specify the exact production capacity.

The BTX facility can produce up to 150,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 60,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 30,000 tonnes/year of solvent xylene.

Author: Ong Sheau Ling

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