Taiwan’s CPDC eyes mid-February restart for Xiaogang capro line

14 February 2012 07:52  [Source: ICIS news]

BRISBANE (ICIS)--Taiwan's China Petrochemical Development Corp (CPDC) is planning to restart its 100,000/tonne caprolactam (capro) plant at Xiaogang in mid-February, said a company source on Tuesday.

The plant was shut on 2 February for scheduled maintenance.

“We are hoping to restart it before 20 February,” the source said.

Meanwhile, CPDC intends to start test runs at its new 100,000 tonne/year line in Toufen for about one-and-a-half months from end-February, the company source said.

The company, which is the sole capro producer in Taiwan, has an existing 100,000 tonne/year plant at Toufen that will be shut, along with the new line, in mid-April to end-May for scheduled maintenance, the source said.

By: Junie Lin

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