Japan’s Sumitomo Chem to shut Chiba EPDM unit in Sept

04 September 2013 09:58  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical plans to shut its 40,000 tonne/year ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) plant in Chiba prefecture for scheduled maintenance next week, a company source said on Wednesday.

The plant will be shut until mid-October, the source said.

The company will not be supplying any spot material for exports in the meantime, and prefers to sell in the more lucrative domestic market.

Author: Sheau Ling Ong

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