Taiwan’s Shinkong delays turnaround of Zhongli PET line

08 March 2012 10:07  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Shinkong Synthetic Fibers will postpone its plan to shut down one of its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle chip lines at Zhongli as a result of delays in the contractor’s schedule, a company source said on Thursday.

“We will be shutting one 260 tonne/day unit, [with a capacity of] close to 100,000 tonnes/year,” the source said.

“The unit is tentatively set to shut on 1 April for a month,” the source added.

Its initial plan was to shut the 200,000 tonne/year line at Zhongli for three weeks in March.

Shinkong Synthetic Fibers operates a 400,000 tonne/year PET plant at the site in Taoyuan County in Taiwan.

It also runs a PET plant in Thailand with a capacity of 180,000 tonnes/year.

By: Yu Guo
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