China’s Guangzhou Tosoh to shut PVC plant on feedstock shortage

14 November 2013 10:11  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Guangzhou Tosoh plans to shut its 220,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) unit for around five days from 16 November because of feedstock shortage, a company source said on Thursday.

The company is currently running the plant in Guangzhou province at around 90% of capacity, the source said.

The plant derives more than 90% of its feedstock vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) from its parent firm Tosoh Corp in Japan.

But Tosoh’s VCM units in Nanyo, Japan with a combined capacity of 650,000 tonnes/year were shut on 6 November because of mechanical issues, the source said.

By: Stephanie Zhang

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