Corrected: Taiwan’s FCFC shuts No 1 aromatics unit; restart set in May

21 April 2010 05:24  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined "Taiwan’s FCFC restarts No 1 aromatics unit after turnaround" dated 21 April 2010, the date of the plant shutdown was changed to mid April, while the restart date was changed to early May. A corrected story, with recast throughout, follows.

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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