Japan's Tosoh delays cracker restart on mechanical issue

23 April 2014 04:05 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Tosoh Corp is delaying the restart of its 527,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Yokkaichi by around a week from 20 April due to a mechanical issue, a company source said on Wednesday.

The company is hoping to bring the facility back on line by this weekend, the source said.

The cracker was shut on 14 March for more than 35 days of turnaround. 

By Pei Lin Yeow