Japan's Sumitomo to shut capro unit for annual maintenance in Oct

28 August 2013 07:03  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical is planning to shut its 180,000 tonne/year caprolactam (capro) plant in mid-October for around 40 days, according to a company source.

The plant at Niihama, in Ehime Prefecture, will be shut for annual maintenance until end November, the source said.

The plant, which comprises of a 100,000 tonne/year line and another 80,000tonne/year line, is currently operating at an average of 70% of its production capacity, according to the source.

Sumitomo Chemical is a major supplier of caprolactam to China and Taiwan.
By: Daphne Ho

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