14 August 2009 10:02 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Taiwan’s largest bisphenol-A (BPA) producer, Nan Ya Plastics, plans to shut its 100,000 tonne/year No 2 BPA line at Mailiao in September due to a feedstock shortage and weak downstream demand, a company official said on Friday.
"We will shut the line from 1 September till 30 September," the official said in Mandarin, adding that the demand for BPA had reduced due to scheduled turnarounds at downstream polycarbonate (PC) units.
The line, located at the firm's petrochemical complex in Mailiao, Taiwan, would be shut in tandem with the planned shutdown at Formosa Chemicals and Fibre Corp’s upstream phenol/acetone plant, the official added.
Nan Ya Plastics operates four BPA lines with a combined nameplate capacity of 420,000 tonnes/year at the same site.
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