Taiwan’s Chimei-Asahi to shut PC unit mid-August for maintenance

30 June 2010 11:38  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Taiwan-based Chimei-Asahi plans to shut its 75,000 tonne/year No 2 polycarbonate (PC) plant at Jen Te, Tainan county, in mid-August for scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.

The unit would be shut for about two months from 15 August to 15 October, which was longer than expected as some parts of the facilities needed to be replaced, the source said.

The company also has a 65,000 tonne/year No 1 unit at the same site and both units were currently running at full capacity, the source added.

Chimei-Asahi is a 90:10 joint venture between Taiwan’s Chi Mei and Japan’s Asahi Kasei.

Polycarbonate resins are tough thermoplastics with major markets in the electrical and electronic sectors - such as computer and business equipment and optical discs - in glazing and sheet products, and in the automotive industry.

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