24 May 2012 08:12 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwanese producer CPC Corp is running its 500,000 tonne/year No 5 naphtha cracker in ?xml:namespace>
The company’s 95,000 tonne/year butadiene (BD) extraction unit was shut for repairs at the same time as the cracker in April and it remains unclear when the facility will be up and running as the restart will depend on approval from the government authorities, the source said.
CPC also runs a 230,000 tonne/year No 3 naphtha cracker and a 385,000 tonne/year No 4 naphtha cracker in Linyuan. Both plants are currently operating at around 90% capacity, the source said.
Separately, the No 3 cracker is on track to be permanently shut at the end of May/June to make way for a new No 6 cracker that will come on stream in 2013, the source added.
The new cracker is expected to be able to produce around 600,000 tonnes/year of ethylene.
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