Japan's Tosoh shuts naphtha cracker for maintenance

TOKYO, March 17 Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:47pm EDT

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TOKYO, March 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Tosoh Corp said it shut its naphtha cracker in Yokkaichi on Friday for scheduled maintenance.

The cracker, with capacity to produce 527,000 tonnes per year of ethylene, is set to be shut till April 19, a company spokesman said. (Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Richard Pullin)