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Showa Denko Restarts Ethylene Plant

12:02 AM MDT | June 13, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Showa Denko says it has today restarted operations at its ethylene plant at the company’s production complex at Oita, Japan, following completion of repair work in the equipment for cooling process. 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 the cooling unit and the equipment needed to be repaired. Showa...

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