22 February 2010 04:32 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Oriental Petrochemical Taiwan shut its 400,000 tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Kuan Yin, Taoyuan on 14 February due to mechanical problems at the unit's material discharging pipe, a company official said on Monday.
The shutdown was expected to last three weeks until early March, the source said.
The company's other 500,000 tonne/year PTA line at the same site was running normally, the source said.
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The Chinese market was closed last week for the Lunar New Year holidays.
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