17 May 2011 05:49 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics has declared a force majeure on bisphenol A (BPA) supply from its three plants in Mailiao after the units' forced shutdown on 12 May, a company source said on Tuesday.
Nan Ya told customers that some contract volumes will be affected for some weeks, the source said.
The three BPA units, with a combined capacity of 290,000 tonnes, had to be shut because of a a power outage following a fire at the Mailiao petrochemical complex of Formosa Plastics Corp last Thursday.
Nan Ya is part of the Formosa group of Taiwan.
Its No 1 line can produce 90,000 tonnes/year of BPA, while the No 2 and No 3 lines can each produce 100,000 tonnes/year of BPA. No definite restart dates were set for the BPA lines, the source said.
Meanwhile, Nan Ya's fourth BPA line with a 130,000 tonne/year capacity was not affected by the fire. The unit was shut on 14 May because of mechanical problems, but was restarted on Tuesday, the source said.
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