Taiwan's CPDC shuts 180,000 capro line for 5 days

09 November 2010 07:12  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China Petrochemical Development Corp (CPDC) shut its 180,000 tonne/year caprolactum plant in Xiaogang, Kaohsiung, Taiwan on 8 November for 5 days of maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday.

The 5-day scheduled maintenance was necessary to fix technical issues that were discovered in October in one of its plant equipments, the source added.

The company plans to shut the plant for 45 days of scheduled maintenance in end December, the source said.

CPDC, the only producer of caprolactam in Taiwan, also has a 100,000 tonne/year plant, in Toufen, Miaoli County, Taiwan.

Other key producers of caprolactam in this region are Japan’s Ube Industries and Sumitomo Chemical

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By: Junie Lin



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