Schedule of naphtha cracker maintenance, shutdowns in Asia

28-Dec-09
The following table lists recent and upcoming naphtha cracker shutdowns in Asia. Capacity is expressed as metric tons a year of ethylene as reported in Reuters.
CountryCompanyLocationTonnes/YearShutdown Period
IndiaHaldia PetchemHaldia520,000End Oct (8 weeks)
JapanMitsubishi ChemKashima375,000Oct 16-28
JapanMitsubishi ChemKashima476,000End Jun-Mid Aug
JapanMitsui ChemicalsChiba600,000Jun 25-Aug 6
S. KoreaSamsung TotalDaesan850,000Nov 14-18
TaiwanCPCKaohsiung230,000Aug 17-19; Oct 28(50 days)
TaiwanCPCKaohsiung385,0004Q 2010
TaiwanFormosa PetchemMailiao700,000Sep 1-Oct 12
TaiwanFormosa PetchemMailiao1,035,000Sep-Oct 2010
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