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Shin-Etsu eyes maintenance at PVC plant

March 15/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Shin-Etsu is likely to start maintenance at its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant in Kashima, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the company has schedule to shut the plant for turnaround in April 2018 for a period of around six weeks. The exact date of the shutdown could not be ascertained.

Located at Kashima in Japan, the plant has a production capacity of 550,000 mt/year.

As MRC informed previously, in May 2016, Shin-Etsu shut its PVC plant in Kashima for a four-week maintenance turnaround.

We remind that in 2015, Shintech Inc., added almost 700 million pounds of PVC capacity as part of a USD500 million expansion of its plants in Louisiana. Shintech's parent firm - Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. of Tokyo - said in a June 19 news release that the firm will addd 660 million pounds of PVC capacity in Louisiana by 2015. Houston-based Shintech makes PVC in Plaquemine and Addis, La. The project also includes 660 million pounds of new capacity for PVC feedstock vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and 440 million pounds of new capacity for caustic soda.

Shin-Etsu is the world and US' largest PVC producer.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, vinilhlorid, kausticheskaya soda, SPVC, Shin-Etsu, Shintech, Japan.
Category:General News
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