LCY Chem eyes turnaround at Taiwan’s largest IPA plant in Oct

04 May 2010 10:59  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Taiwan’s Lee Chang Yung Chemical (LCY) plans to shut its Kaohsiung-based isopropanol (IPA) plant in October for scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday.

The turnaround at the 100,000 tonne/year plant would last two to three weeks, the source said.

"Depending on the demand in the third/fourth quarter, we may revise the date of shutdown. We would confirm the exact date in September," the source added.

LCY has been running its plant at 90% of capacity since the start of the year, he said.

Other IPA producers in Asia include LG Chem, Isu Chemical, Nippon Oil, Tokuyama and Mitsui Chemicals.

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By: Ong Sheau Ling
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