Taiwan’s CPDC to delays start-up of new capro plant to end-Feb

28 December 2011 05:27  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan's sole caprolactam (capro) producer, China Petrochemical Development Corp (CPDC), is delaying the start-up of its new 100,000 tonne/year plant at Toufen from the end of January to the end of February, a company source said on Wednesday.

CPDC has decided to delay the start-up timeline due to the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays, the source said.

“CPDC also needs extra time to check on the new plant’s equipment before actually starting it up,” the source added.

The company currently owns and operates a 100,000 tonne/year plant at Toufen. CPDC also owns and operates a 200,000 tonne/year plant at Xiaogang.

All its plants are operating at 80-90% of capacity this week, up from November’s operating level of 50-60% of capacity, said the source.

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By: Quintella Koh
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