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Keiyo Ethylene naphtha cracker output affected by typhoon

September 18/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Japans Keiyo Ethylene Co has adjusted the throughout at its naphtha cracker due to a typhoon, a spokesman from co-owner Maruzen Petrochemical Co said on 12 September, reported Reuters.

Keiyo Ethylene, which is 45% owned by Sumitomo Chemical Co and 55% owned by Maruzen Petrochemical (a subsidiary of Cosmo Energy Holdings), operates a 768,000 tonnes per year (tpy) cracker in Chiba.

The exact throughput at the cracker was not disclosed.

Eastern Japan has experienced a strong typhoon this week, with power, flights and transportation affected and buildings damaged.

Earlier in the week, Cosmo Oil shut two crude units at its China refinery.

As MRC informed previously, this year, Keiyo Ethylene took its naphtha cracker in Chiba off-stream for a maintenance work on February 15, 2019. The repair works remained in force for around 10-15 days. Located at Ichihara in Chiba prefecture of Japan, the cracker has a production capacity of 740,000 mt/year.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polyprolypele (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,255,800 tonnes in the first seven months of 2019, up by 9% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. At the same time, the estimated PP consumption in the Russian market was 796,120 tonnes in January-July 2019, up by 11% year on year. Shipments of PP block copolymer and homopolymer PP increased.

Founded in 1991, Keiyo Ethylene Co. Ltd. produces and sells petrochemical products. The Company produces ethylene, propylene, and other petrochemical products.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, propylene, ethylene, Keiyo Ethylene, Russia, Japan.
Category:General News
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