Toray Plastics to shut two ABS lines for maintenance in Oct

31 July 2009 08:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Toray Plastics Malaysia (TPM), southeast Asia’s largest producer of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resins, plans to shut two lines at its 220,000 tonnes/year unit for scheduled maintenance in late October, a company source said on Friday.

The unit, situated in Malaysia's Penang State, has four lines, each with a capacity of 55,000 tonnes/year. Two of these lines would be shut between late October and mid-November, the source said.

The company's another ABS unit, which was started up in April 2008, produces 70,000 tonnes/year of regular resins and 40,000 tonnes/year of transparent ABS, the source added.

TPM also operates a 60,000 tonne/year polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) unit in Kuantan, eastern peninsular Malaysia, in a joint venture with German chemicals giant BASF.

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By: Clive Ong
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