MOSCOW (MRC) -- Idemitsu Kosan Co has taken off-stream its styrene monomer (SM) plant for a maintenance turnaround, as per Apic-online.
A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the company has commenced turnaround at the plant on August 24, 2018. The shutdown is likely to last for around five weeks.
Located in Tokuyama, Japan, the SM plant has a production capacity of 340,000 mt/year.
As MRC wrote previously, Japan's Idemitsu Kosan shut its naphtha cracker for a maintenance turnaround in Japan from September 20, 2017, to end-October 2017. Located at Chiba in Japan, the cracker has an ethylene production capacity of 375,000 mt/year.
Idemitsu Kosan is a Japanese petroleum company. It owns and operates oil platforms, refineries and produces and sells petroleum, oils and petrochemical products. The company runs two petrochemical plants in Chiba and Tokuyama. The two naphtha crackers can produce up to 997,000 tonnes of ethylene per year.