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Tosoh conducts maintenance at VCM unit in Yokkaichi

September 20/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Tosoh Corporation has shut its vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit for an unscheduled turnaround, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the company took off-stream this plant on September 9, 2019, because of a technical issue. The plant is likely to resume its production after two weeks from its shutdown.

Located in Yokkaichi, Japan, the VCM unit has a production capacity of 250,000 mt/year.

As MRC reported earlier, Tosoh shut its No.1 VCM plant in Nanyo for a maintenance turnaround on October 17, 2018. The plant remained under maintenance until early-December 2018. Located in Nanyo, Japan, the No.1 VCM plant has a production capacity of 250,000 mt/year.

VCM is a feedstock for the production on polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

According to MRC's DataScope report, Imports of suspension polyvinyl chloride (SPVC) into Russia totalled 130,100 tonnes in the first eight months of 2019, up by 55% year on year. Imports also increased by 174% year on year to 36,900 tonnes.

The Tosoh Group comprises over 100 companies worldwide with over 12,000 employees and net sales of JPY 743.0 billion (USD 6.9 billion) in fiscal 2017. The group is one of the largest chlor-alkali manufacturers in Asia. Tosohs petrochemical operations supply ethylene, polyethylene, and functional polymers, while its advanced materials business serves the global semiconductor, display, and solar industries.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, vinilhlorid, SPVC, Tosoh, Russia, Japan.
Category:General News
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