17 October 2008 06:57 [Source: ICIS news]
The line, located at its petrochemical facility at Mailiao, southern Taiwan, was originally scheduled for a shutdown for 15 days from late next week.
The schedule was brought forward to avoid inventory build-up in the wake of weak demand, the source said.
"The maintenance turnaround will last until end-October, although we cannot confirm if we will restart production then," he said in Mandarin.
He added that the line would be restarted only if the BPA market recovered from its current lull.
Nan Ya Plastics, Asia’s largest BPA spot seller, has a total number of four lines with a combined nameplate capacity of 420,000 tonnes/year.
Other BPA majors in the region include Mitsui Chemicals, LG Chem, Kumho P&B and Chang Chun Plastics.
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