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Japan's ENEOS to shut larger Kawasaki steam cracker in Dec for emergency repairs

Singapore — Japan's ENEOS plans to shut its larger naphtha-fed steam cracker at Kawasaki in December to conduct emergency repairs at the unit, a company source said Nov. 20.

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The steam cracker is able to produce 515,000 mt/year of ethylene and 300,000 mt/year of propylene.

The source said the shutdown will be for around one month.

The 105,000 mt/year butadiene unit at the same location will be shut down as well due to the steam cracker problem, the source added.