24 September 2010 03:45 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s CPC Corp has restarted its 500,000 tonne/year No 5 naphtha cracker in Kaohsiung, after it was shut on 19 September amid heavy floods caused by typhoon Fanapi, a company official said on Friday.
The cracker resumed operations late on Thursday, the official said.
The plant is currently running at 85% – the same rate prior to the shutdown, he added.
CPC also runs two other naphtha crackers in Linyuan, Taiwan – a 230,000 tonne/year No 3 cracker and a 385,000 tonne/year No 4 cracker.
The company was currently operating both units at 90% of their nameplate capacity, the official said.
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