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Kuraray Resumes Operations at its Manufacturing Plants in Texas

Kuraray Resumes Operations at its Manufacturing Plants in Texas

  • 5-Apr-2021
  • Journalist: Jaideep Kumar

The Japanese chemicals manufacturer, Kuraray has resumed production at some of its manufacturing plants in Texas. The production was suspended due to freeze fallout in Texas since mid-February.

As per Kuraray, the production of Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) in La Porte, POVAL (Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH)) resin in La Porte and Bayport and ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) & thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) in Pasadena has begun after a temporary halt due to the historic freeze.

The production capacity of VAM at Kuraray’s La Porte unit is 333 KTPA, while for EVOH and TPE it is 58 KTPA and 25 KTPA is at its Pasadena unit, respectively.

Evaluation of the financial impact of the turnarounds is still under process, Kuraray stated with the confirmation to share findings in case there is a significant financial impact of the closures.

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