Taiwan's CPC to restart No 1 aroms unit by end Feb/early March

05 February 2010 09:26  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Taiwan’s CPC Corp plans to restart its 150,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PX) facility by the end of the month or early March after more than two months of repair works, a company source said on Friday.

The unit was shut due to a fire that broke out at the unit on 26 November last year.

Meanwhile, the company’s No 2 facility with a nameplate capacity of 250,000 tonne/year was running at 70-80% due to mechanical issues, the source said.

CPC’s No 3 unit with a capacity to produce up to 260,000 tonnes of PX annually was operating at 80-90%. The company has no immediate plans to increase operating rates at the facility, the source said.

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