Taita Chem plans Taiwan, China EPS expansion

05 September 2007 04:41  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Taita Chemical, the Taiwanese styrenics producer, plans to raise its total expandable polystyrene (EPS) capacity by 13% to 350,000 tonnes/year by expanding two units in Taiwan and China, a company source said on Wednesday.

The company was considering increasing the capacity of its units in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Zhongshan, Guangdong province, China, by 20,000 tonnes/year each, he added.

The expansion was slated to be completed by the second quarter of 2008, the source said.

The company operates three EPS plants in Asia. It has a 60,000 tonne/year unit in Kaohsiung, a 150,000 tonne/year unit in Zhongshan and a 100,000 tonne/year unit at Tianjin, eastern China.

The company’s styrenics business in Taiwan includes a 60,000 tonne/year unit in Lin Yuan which produces acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) and a 120,000 tonne/year polystyrene (PS) unit in Kaohsiung.

By: Clive Ong
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