Formosa shuts Texas PVC unit for maintenance

10 September 2008 15:05  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Formosa Plastics has shut down a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) unit at its Point Comfort plant in Texas for maintenance, according to a filing with state emissions regulators available on Wednesday.

The filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) said that the shutdown caused a small release of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM).

Formosa did not specify how long the unit, specified PVC Reactor J, would be shut. The company did not respond to a call for comment.

The Point Comfort plant has a capacity of 625,000 tonnes/year of PVC and 560,000 tonnes/year of VCM, according to data from global chemical market intelligence service ICIS pricing.

For more on Formosa's Point Comfort plant, visit ICIS plants and projects
For more on PVC visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Stephen Burns
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