Chimei-Asahi Chem to bring forward turnaround of Taiwan PC unit

28 July 2010 10:23  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan-based Chimei-Asahi Chemical Co plans to bring forward the shutdown of its 75,000 tonne/year No 2 polycarbonate (PC) plant in Jente, Tainan County, due to prevailing weak market conditions, a company source said on Wednesday.

The unit would be shut on 1 August and would remain off line until the end of September, said the source, who added that it had originally been scheduled for a turnaround in mid-August

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 said.

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

Polycarbonate resins are tough thermoplastics with major markets in the electrical, electronic and automotive sectors.

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By: Liu Xin
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