Formosa Plastics restarting Texas chlor-alkali plant

12 May 2011 22:52  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Formosa Plastics is resuming production at its chlor-alkali plant at its Point Comfort, Texas, complex after completing a scheduled turnaround, a market source said on Thursday.

The turnaround began on 2 May, the source said.

Many, if not most, of the units at the complex have completed maintenance, a company spokesman said.

Formosa Plastics’s upcoming expansion project, which will add 25% additional capacity of caustic soda, is on schedule to begin on 1 July, the market source said.

Formosa Plastics’s Point Comfort facility produces olefins, polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and caustic soda.

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By: Ruth Liao
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