13 March 2009 05:23 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Taiwan’s Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp (FCFC) has restarted its second phenol-acetone unit in Mailiao early this week to boost production in view of increased demand from its downstream BPA plants, a company official said on Friday.
The company’s two phenol-acetone units with a combined production capacity of 400,000 tonnes/year for phenol and 250,000 tonnes/year for acetone in Mailiao were taken off line in mid-January due to weak market conditions.
“We would gradually ramp up production. Operating rates at our units currently averaged above 70%,” said the official.
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