MOSCOW (MRC) -- Tianjin Dagu Chemical is likely to shut a styrene monomer (SM) plant for maintenance turnaround, according to Apic-online.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the plant is planned to be shut in early April 2015. It is likely to remain off-stream for around one month.
Located in Tianjin, China, the plant has a production capacity of 500,000 mt/year.
We remind that, as MRC wrote previously, Idemitsu Kosan, one of Japan’s largest refining and petrochemical companies, is likely to shut its SM plant for a maintenance in April 2015. It is expected to remain off-stream for around three months. Located at Chiba in Japan, the SM plant has a production capacity of 210,000 mt/yr.
Besides, Denki Kagaku Kabushiki Kaisha (Denka) is in plans to shut its SM plant for maintenance in Q1, 2016. The duration of the shutdown could not be ascertained. Located at Chiba in Japan, the plant has a production capacity of 270,000 mt/year.
Also, Grand Pacific Petrochemical Corporation (GPPC) is likely to shut its SM plant for maintenance in November 2015. It is likely to remain off-stream for around one month. Located in Tashe, Taiwan, the plant has a production capacity of 140,000 mt/year.
MOSCOW (MRC) -- Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) announced the successful March startup of Mitsui Chemicals Functional Composites (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.’s (MFS ) plants for Milastomer and Admer in China’s Shanghai Jinshan District, said the company in its press release.
Mitsui Chemicals Functional Composites (Shanghai) was established in October 2012 as the Group’s strategic base in China for manufacture and sale of functional polymeric materials.
In China, rapid growth continues in the automotive and packaging material markets. To capture share in these expanding markets, Mitsui Chemicals strategically situated its new company and manufacturing facilities to serve as its compound base and to support the Group’s efforts as a central player in supplying manufacturers concentrated in Eastern China.
The startup of the new plant underpins the Group’s aggressive efforts to strengthen and expand its functional polymeric compound business through intensification of manufacture, distribution, and technical service for its high quality, state-of-the-art products.
As MRC informed before, Mitsui Chemicals and China Petroleum & Chemical have announced the startup of one of the world’s largest EPT (ethylene-propylene-dieneterpolymer) plant for a single train under their joint venture.
Mitsui Chemicals,a Japanese chemical company, is a part of the Mitsui conglomerate. The company has a turnover of around 15 billion USD and has business interests in Japan, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the USA. The company mainly deals in performance materials, petro and basic chemicals and functional polymeric materials.
MOSCOW (MRC) -- South Korean petrochemical company LG Chem is in plans to shut its monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant for maintenance turnaround, reported Apic-online.
A Polymerupdate source in South Korea informed that the plant is likely to be shut on March 21, 2015. It is likely to remain off-stream for around one month.
Located in Daesan, South Korea, the plant has a production capacity of 210,000 mt/year.
As MRC informed previously, LG Chem is in plans to shut its phenol-acetone plant for maintenance turnaround in May 2015. It is likely to remain off-stream for around one month. Located at Daesan in South Korea, the plant has a phenol capacity of 300,000 mt/year and acetone capacity of 180,000 mt/year.
LG Chem Ltd., often referred to as LG Chemical, is the largest Korean chemical company and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. According to ICIS report, it is 15th biggest chemical company in the world in 2011. It has eight domestic factories and global network of 29 business locations in 15 countries. LG Chem is a manufacturer, supplier, and exporter of petrochemical goods, IT&E Materials and Energy Solutions.