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Showa Denko Temporarily Shuts Ethylene Plant

1:23 AM MDT | March 28, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Showa Denko says it has temporarily suspended operations at its ethylene plant at the company’s production complex at Oita, Japan, for repair. The two-line ethylene plant has a total production capacity of 695,000 m.t./year. Production at the 200,000-m.t./year line was stopped on March 7, and production at the 495,000-m.t./year line was stopped on March 15, for periodic maintenance of the cracking furnaces. Problems occurred on March 18 in equipment for the cooling process and following a series of inspections, it was confirmed today that the equipment will...

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