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Idemitsu Kosan Shuts Tokuyama Naphtha Cracker for Maintenance

September 09, 2012

Idemitsu Kosan Co. (5019) shut the 623,000 metric-ton-a-year ethylene plant at its Tokuyama refinery in western Japan for maintenance on Sept. 4, a company official said today by phone from Tokyo.

The official, who asked not to be identified because of company policy, wouldn’t say when the plant will resume operation.

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