Toray Plastics Malaysia to shut two Penang ABS lines

22 October 2009 04:57  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Toray Plastics Malaysia (TPM) plans to shut two of its six acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) lines for maintenance turnaround at the end of the week, a company source said on Thursday.

The two lines located in Prai, Penang State have capacities of 55,000 tonnes/year each. The scheduled maintenance is expected to last until mid November, the source said.

TPM, the largest producer of ABS in southeast Asia, operates a 330,000 tonnes/year ABS plant with six lines at the site.

The company has a 70,000 tonnes/year transparent ABS line while its other five lines produce regular ABS resins.

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

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By: Clive Ong
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