Taiwan’s UPC delays test runs at relocated MA plant to end April

19 January 2012 06:58  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s UPC Technology has delayed test runs at its 30,000 tonne/year maleic anhydride (MA) plant, which is being relocated to Zhuhai in China’s Guangdong province, to the end of April, a company source said on Thursday.

This is two months later than the company’s original project timeline.

“The delay in test runs is due to some construction issues,” said the source, who declined to provide further details.

The company disassembled the plant, which was originally located at Kaohsiung in Taiwan, and shipped its parts and machinery to Zhuhai last year.

UPC relocated its 45,000 tonne/year phthalic anhydride (PA) plant from Kaohsiung to Zhuhai in 2007.

The producer increased the capacity of the plant to 100,000 tonnes/year after the facility was successfully relocated.

The company decided to relocate its plants to China in order to capture a larger share of the Chinese market. 

For more information on MA, visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Quintella Koh
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