20 June 2012 04:52 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Petrochemical Corp (FPCC) shut its 700,000 tonne/year No 1 cracker in Mailiao a day earlier than scheduled on 19 June for a turnaround, a company source said on Wednesday.
The cracker was initially due to be taken off line on 20 June. It will restart around 5 August, he said.
The source said the 1.2 m tonne/year No 3 naphtha cracker at Mailiao was currently running at 90% capacity after it was restarted on 15 June following an unplanned two-week shutdown due to poor demand.
FPCC also runs a 1.03 m tonne/year No 2 naphtha cracker at the same site, which is also operating at 90% capacity this month, he added.
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