Japan’s Asahi Kasei plans styrene turnaround in February 2014

23 October 2013 16:37  [Source: ICIS news]

HANGZHOU, China (ICIS)--Japan’s Asahi Kasei Chemical plans to shut its styrene monomer (SM) units in February next year for maintenance, a company source said on the sidelines of the CBI Styrene conference on Wednesday.

The 320,000 tonne/year No2 unit at Mizushima is scheduled to shut from mid February for two months. The 390,000 tonne/year No3 unit at the same location will be shut for maintenance for the month of March.

The company’s No 1 plant was mothballed in 2007.

Other Japanese SM producers include Idemitsu Kosan, Denka and Nihon Oxirane.

The conference runs from 23-24 October.

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By: Clive Ong
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