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Taiyo Petrochemical to operate SM plant in Japan at 80% in June

June 15/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Taiyo Petrochemical continues to operate its styrene monomer (SM) plant at curtailed capacity levels in June 2020, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that  the company is likely to operate its plant at around 80% of production capacity rates in month of June 2020. The lower run rate has been attributed to commercial reasons.

Located at Ube, Japan, the SM plant has a production capacity of 370,000 mt/year.

As MRC informed previously, Taiyo Petrochemical took off-stream its SM plant in Ube for maintenance in October 2015. The shutdown lasted for around one month.

SM is the main feedstock for the production of polystyrene (PS).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, April estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics in Russia was 36,170 tonnes, down by 12% year on year. Russia's estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics totalled 157,110 tonnes in January-April 2020, down by 5% year on year.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PS, styrene, Taiyo Vinyl, Rossiya, Japan.
Category:General News
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