Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics to raise No 2 BDO capacity to 100%

13 February 2012 09:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics planning to ramp up the operating rates at its 60,000 tonne/year No 2 butanediol (BDO) plant in Mailiao to 100% capacity by the end of this week, a company source said on Monday.

The producer restarted the unit on 11 February after shutting it on 24 January to control its rising inventory, the source said.

Nan Ya Plastics took off line its 40,000 tonne/year No 1 BDO plant, located at the same site, on 20 January for the same reason.

However, the producer is keeping this unit shut and a restart date is not immediately known, added the source.

Nan Ya Plastics experienced a drop in its BDO sales volume in the fourth quarter of 2011 because of a slowdown in the construction and real estate industries in China and southeast Asia, the source said.

By: Quintella Koh
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