SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Asahi Kasei Chemical plans to restart its styrene monomer (SM) units in April after completing maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.
Its 390,000 tonne/year No.3 unit, located in Mizushima, will be restarted on 1 April after being shut for maintenance in early March.
Its 320,000 tonne/year No.2 unit, at the same location, will be restarted around the middle of April. The unit was shut in mid-February for a turnaround.
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.