Philippines DFE Chemical shut PS unit on feedstock shortage

16 August 2013 04:16  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Philippines’ DFE Chemical shut its 30,000 tonne/year polystyrene (PS) unit in late July due to a shortage of feedstock styrene monomer (SM), a company source said on Friday.

The company plans to restart the Manila-based plant in the second half of September when feedstock is expected to become available.

The unit underwent a maintenance shutdown in the first half of July.

Other PS manufacturers in southeast Asia include Denka, Total Petrochemicals and Petrochemical Malaysia.


By: Clive Ong
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