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Asahi to Reduce Styrene Capacity

10:48 AM MDT | August 6, 2007 | DR

Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC; Tokyo), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, will close a 150,000-m.t./year styrene line at Mizushima, Japan next October. The move is necessary to improve competitiveness, AKC says. AKC has three styrene lines at Mizushima with a combined capacity of 840,000 m.t./year. The line to be closed is Line No. 1, which started operations in 1968. It will not be restarted following a scheduled maintenance turnaround. Line No. 2, which has a capacity of 300,000 m.t./year, will be expanded by 20,000 m.t./year during the October turnaround. Line No. 3 uses...

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