Taiwan's CPDC Xiaogang capro plant ramps up ops to 95%

06 March 2012 09:32  [Source: ICIS news]

BRISBANE (ICIS)--Taiwan's China Petrochemical Development Corp (CPDC) has raised the operating rate of its caprolactam (capro) plant in Xiaogang to 95% after restarting it toward the end of February, a company source said on Tuesday.

The 100,000 tonne/year caprolactam (capro) plant was shut on 2 February for scheduled maintenance, added the source.

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

The company, which is the sole capro producer in Taiwan, has another 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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