Japan’s Showa Denko plans Oita VAM plant turnaround Mar-Apr

14 February 2014 08:26  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Showa Denko is scheduled to shut its 175,000 tonne/year vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant at Oita for annual maintenance in mid March lasting one month, a company official said on Friday.

The annual turnaround will take place from 14 March to 19 April, the official said, adding that the plant is currently operating at almost full capacity to build up inventories.

Some domestic buyers added that they have covered their requirements for March and April ahead of the producer’s shutdown.

By: Helen Lee
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