Cosmar's US styrene unit to go down in October: sources

22 August 2013 21:31  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Cosmar, the joint venture between SABIC and Total Petrochemicals, is expected to take down its 1.1m tonne/year styrene unit in Carville, Louisiana, for a planned turnaround in October, according to trade sources on Thursday.

Details of the timing were not disclosed, and Cosmar has not confirmed any downtime at the facility.

The reported downtime would also come during a heavy turnaround season in September and October for US aromatics.  

The Carville facility has a styrene capacity of 1.1m tonnes/year, as well as a polystyrene capacity of 658,000 tonnes/year.

By: Brian Balboa
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