Taiwan’s FCFC to restart Mailiao SM plant in mid-March

06 March 2012 05:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp (FCFC) plans to restart its 250,000 tonne/year No 1 styrene monomer (SM) plant at Mailiao in the middle of March, a company source said on Tuesday.

The plant was shut on 20 February because of a technical issue, the source said.

The company is still supplying long-term cargoes during the shutdown period, but spot cargoes are no longer available, the source added.

FCFC operates another two SM plants at Mailiao that can produce 350,000 tonnes/year and 600,000 tonnes/year of SM, respectively. Both plants are operating at full rates, according to the source.

By: Lily Zhang

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