07 November 2008 09:56 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Taiwan Prosperity Chemical Corp (TPCC) will shut its bisphenol-A (BPA) plant in December in line with the turnaround and debottlenecking at its upstream phenol/acetone units, a company source said on Friday.
The 80,000 tonne/year production facility, at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, would be shut for a month "before mid-December," the source said, adding he could not confirm the exact date of the shutdown.
There would not be any debottlenecking at the BPA line, the source added, pointing out that downstream demand from the epoxy resins market in China remained lacklustre.
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