Toray Plastics Malaysia starts turnaround of two ABS lines

09 November 2010 03:41  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Toray Plastics Malaysia (TPM), the largest producer of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) in southeast Asia, shut two out of its six lines for planned maintenance on Tuesday, a company source said.

The two lines of 55,000 tonnes/year each would remain shut for around three to four weeks, the source added.

The company operates six ABS lines at its Penang complex with a total output of 330,000 tonnes/year of which 70,000 tonnes are transparent ABS resins.

TPM also operates a 60,000 tonne/year polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) unit in Kuantan, eastern peninsular Malaysia, in a joint venture with German chemicals giant BASF.

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