Japan’s JVP to overhaul Osaka VAM plant June-July

03 March 2014 07:38 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan VAM & Poval Co Ltd plans to shut its 150,000-tonne/year vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant in Sakai, Osaka from mid June to mid July for routine maintenance, a company official said on Monday.

The producer is currently operating the plant at almost full capacity, the official added.

JVP’s plant shutdown will be preceded by Showa Denko’s turnaround of its 175,000 tonne/year VAM plant at Oita for annual maintenance in mid March lasting one month.

VAM is a key ingredient in emulsion polymers, resins, and intermediates used in paints, adhesives, coatings, textiles, wire and cable polyethylene (PE) compounds, laminated safety glass, packaging, automotive plastic fuel tanks and acrylic fibres. It is also used in furniture glue and chewing gum.

By Helen Lee