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