Taiwan's Nan Ya restarts No 3 MEG unit on 14 July

15 July 2011 15:25  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics restarted its No 3 360,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant in Mailiao on 14 July, a company source said on Friday.

“We got the approval from the government [to run the plant] on Wednesday, and restarted the plant on Thursday evening,” the source told ICIS.

“The plant is running at around 60%, and will be ramped up to full capacity four to five days later,” the source added.

The company’s 720,000 tonne/year No 4 MEG plant is expected to restart in late July, the source said.

Nan Ya took its No 3 and No 4 MEG plants off line on 13 June and 16 June respectively for safety checks, in compliance with an order from the local Yunlin county government.

The company’s No 2 MEG unit, with a capacity of 360,000 tonnes/year, was restarted on 11 July, after its 360,000 tonne/year No 1 MEG unit restarted on 6 July, according to an earlier report.

Nan Ya Plastics is a subsidiary of the Formosa group.

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By: Judith Wang
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