Japan’s Nihon Oxirane plans SM plant maintenance in September

08 July 2013 07:29  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Nihon Oxirane Co plans to shut its 425,000 tonne/year styrene monomer (SM) facility in Chiba on 4 September for maintenance, a company source said.

The SM facility will be shut for approximately 40 days and is scheduled to restart in mid-October, the source added.

Nihon Oxirane Co will not conduct maintenance for the SM facility in 2014, the source said.

The company is a joint venture between US-based LyondellBasel and Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical.

Other SM producers in Japan include Asahi Kasei, Idemitsu Kosan and Denka.

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By: Clive Ong
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