04 March 2009 09:43 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Taiwan-based Chimei-Asahi plans to shut its 65,000 tonnes/year No 1 polycarbonate (PC) unit at Jen Te in Tainan county for a month-long annual turnaround in July-August, a company source said on Wednesday.
The producer operates two units at the same site.
Its 75,000 tonnes/year No 2 unit was taken off line in October last year for maintenance that was supposed to last only a month. The unit had resumed production only in February owing to weak market conditions.
“We finally restarted our No 2 unit in mid-February but on-spec material was only available recently,” the source said in Mandarin.
“Both units are currently running at full rates,” the source added.
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