13 May 2011 06:50 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics has shut down its 90,000 tonne/year No 1 bisphenol A (BPA) line at Mailiao in Taiwan after a fire caused a power outage late on Thursday, a company source said on Friday.
Its No 2 and No 3 at the same site, which can produce 100,000 tonnes/year of BPA each, were taken off line on 10 May, in line with a turnaround at an upstream utility unit, the source said.
The No 2 and No 3 lines were originally scheduled to restart on 18 May, the source added. However, the company has not confirmed when it will restart the No 1 line, the source said.
Nan Ya Plastics’ 130,000 tonne/year No 4 line, which is located 7-8km away from the affected units, is running at full tilt, the source said.
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|