Taiwan's TSMC shuts 180,000 tonne/year SM unit on mechanical woes

07 July 2011 09:09  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan Styrene Monomer Corp (TSMC) shut its 180,000 tonne/year plant in Lin Yuan on Wednesday because of mechanical problems, market sources said on Thursday.

"The company has announced a reduction in [styrene monomer (SM)] contract volume to customers for July and August due to the unexpected shutdown,
said a buyer in Taiwan.

The company operates another 160,000 tonne/year
SM unit in Lin Yuan that is running normally, market sources said.

The other two SM producers in Taiwan are Formosa Chemical & Fibre Corp (FCFC) and Grand Pac
ific Petrochemical Corp. (GPPC)

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By: Clive Ong
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