Taiwan's TPCC to shut BPA unit in December for turnaround

25 November 2011 03:58  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan Prosperity Chemical Corp (TPCC) plans to shut its 100,000 tonne/year bisphenol A (BPA) facility on 24 December for scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

The plant, which is located at Kaohsiung, will remain off line until 8 January, the source said.

TPCC has slashed operating rates at the BPA unit to 60% in view of prevailing weak market conditions, the source added.

Its upstream phenol/acetone plant is also scheduled for annual maintenance from 25 December to 5 January. The plant can produce 360,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 220,000 tonnes/year of acetone.

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By: Liu Xin
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