Japan’s Asahi Kasei Chemicals shuts No 2 SM unit for maintenance

20 February 2014 06:16  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Asahi Kasei Chemicals has shut its 320,000 tonne/year No 2 styrene monomer (SM) unit in Mizushima for maintenance, a company source said on Thursday.

“The unit was shut in mid-February and is scheduled to restart in mid-April,” the source added.

The company operates another 390,000 tonne/year No 3 SM unit at the same location. The unit is scheduled for a maintenance shutdown from early to end-March.

The company’s 150,000 tonne/year No 1 SM unit was mothballed in 2007.

Other Japanese SM makers include Denka and Idemitsu Kosan Chemicals.

By: Clive Ong
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