Taiwan's Ming Dih shuts Kaohsiung EPS line for turnaround

15 April 2009 12:53  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Taiwanese expandable polystyrene (EPS) producer Ming Dih Group has started maintenance work at its 60,000 tonne/year No 1 line at Kaohsiung, a company source said on Wednesday.

The maintenance work started on 12 April, with the company planning a turnaround at its 106,000 tonne/year No 2 line later this week, the source said.

The turnarounds at both lines were expected to last around two weeks, the source said.

The company’s 100,000 tonne/year unit at Zhongshan, in southern China, is running at around 70% capacity, the source said.

Its 30,000 tonne/year unit at Bangkok, Thailand, was unaffected by the recent anti-government demonstration and continues to operate normally.

Other Taiwanese EPS producers include the Loyal Group, Taita Chemicals and Dearman Chi-Meng.

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By: Clive Ong
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