21 April 2010 05:24 [Source: ICIS news]
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SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Taiwan’s Formosa Chemicals and Fibre Corp (FCFC) shut its No 1 aromatics unit at Mailiao around mid April for scheduled turnaround, with the restart set in early May, industry sources said late on Tuesday.
The unit produces about 150,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 100,000 tonnes/year of isomer grade xylene.
The company operates three aromatics units at Mailiao, with the No 2 and No 3 units producing about 470,000 tonnes/year of benzene each.
The other key producer of benzene in Taiwan is CPC Corp.
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