Taiwan’s CPDC shuts Toufen capro, nylon units for maintenance

26 April 2011 11:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan-based China Petrochemical Development Corp (CPDC) shut its caprolactam (capro) plant and its downstream nylon chips plant at Toufen in Miaoli county on 24 April for three to four weeks of maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday.

The capro plant has a capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year and the nylon chips plant has a capacity of 40,000 tonnes/year.

Meanwhile, CPDC’s newly debottlenecked 200,000 tonne/year capro unit at Xiaogang in Kaohsiung is still running at 50%, with no further updates, the source added.

CPDC is the sole producer of capro in Taiwan.

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By: Junie Lin

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