Taiwan’s CPDC shuts 180,000 tonne/year capro unit in Xiaogang

18 February 2011 04:46  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan's China Petrochemical Development Corp (CPDC) shut its 180,000 tonne/year caprolactam (capro) unit at Xiaogang in Kaohsiung on Friday for maintenance and debottlenecking, a company source said.

The capro unit was expected to be restarted in mid-March, he added.

CPDC, which is the sole producer of capro in Taiwan, expects to raise the capacity of its line by 20,000 tonnes to 200,000 tonnes/year through the debottlenecking process.

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By: Junie Lin

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