China’s Xingda Group plans two-day shut down of three EPS plants

21 June 2012 12:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Xingda Group plans to shut its three expandable polystyrene (EPS) plants in east China on 23-24 June, due to a public holiday, a source from the company said on Thursday.

The three plants, a 450,000 tonne/year plant in Wuxi, a 240,000 tonne/year plant and a 120,000 tonne/year plant both in Changzhou, will close for the Dragon Boat holiday.

The three plants are currently operating at about 90%, according to the company.

Its 180,000 tonne/year EPS plant in Huizhou, south China remains shut due to a fire in one of its two styrene monomer (SM) tanks on 28 May. The company did not say when the plant will restart operations.

The company raised production rates at its plants in the east to cover the drop in production at Huizhou.

By: Rita Wu

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