03 October 2013 04:02 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Styrindo Mono Indonesia, the country’s sole producer of styrene monomer (SM), will likely skip maintenance at its plants next year, a company source said on Thursday.
The company, which is a subsidiary of petrochemical major Chandra Asri, operates a 100,000 tonne/year No 1 SM unit and a 250,000 tonne/year No 2 SM plant in Merak.
“We had catalyst change and maintenance this year at our plants, so there might be no need for a shutdown next year,” the source said.
SM is a liquid chemical used to make resins like polystyrene (PS) and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), as well as sybthetic rubbers such as styrene-butadiene-rubber (SBR) and styrene-butadiene-latex (SBL).
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