JX Nippon may shut 85,000 tonne/year IPA unit for two weeks

23 August 2013 06:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s JX Nippon Oil and Energy may shut its 85,000 tonne/year propylene-based IPA facility in Kawasaki for two weeks or longer because of a shutdown at its upstream cracker, market sources said on Friday.

The company’s IPA plant halted production on 19 August, following an unscheduled shutdown at its 460,000 tonne/year cracker at the same petrochemical complex, sources said.

The company could not be reached for comments.

The Kawasaki cracker may possibly resume production at the end of August, a source close to the company said.

By: Yeow Pei Lin

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