Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics shuts down BPA line following fire

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.

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By: Liu Xin
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