Taiwan's CPC shuts 500,000 t/yr Kaohsiung cracker on flooding

20 September 2010 04:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s CPC Corp shut its 500,000 tonne/year No 5 cracker in Kaohsiung on Sunday due to flooding caused by typhoon Fanapi, a company official said on Monday.

The outage may last two to three days, the official said in Mandarin.

Prior to the shutdown, CPC was operating the No 5 cracker along with its 230,000 tonne/year No 3 and 385,000 tonne/year No 4 crackers in Linyuan at 90-95% of their capacities, the source said.

The No 3 and No 4 crackers are currently operating normally, he added.

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