No maintenance plans for Chang Chun PBT plants for rest of 2012

30 May 2012 10:39  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Chang Chun Plastics will not conduct further maintenance at its polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) plants in Taiwan and China for the rest of the year, a company source said on Wednesday.

Turnarounds at the company’s natural grade PBT plants at Kaoshiung in Taiwan and at Changshu, China – each with a capacity of 60,000 tonnes/year – were completed in the first half of the year, the source said.

The Kaohsiung plant had its month-long maintenance in February, while the Changsu plant had its turn in March for the same duration, according to the source.

The company is looking at starting up its new 120,000 tonne/year natural grade PBT plant at Changshu in the second half of 2013. The new plant will raise the company’s PBT capacity at the site to 180,000 tonne/year.

Chang Chun Plastics also has three downstream PBT compounding facilities with a total capacity of around 100,000 tonnes/year at its production site in China.

PBT is applied in the manufacture of automobile parts, computers and electrical devices.

By: Heng Hui
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