Taiwan's Ming Dih restarts EPS after rain-triggered shutdown

22 June 2012 04:20  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Ming Dih Group restarted its 180,000 tonne/year expandable polystyrene (EPS) plant on 21 June after it was forced to shut on Wednesday due to heavy rainfall, a company source said on Friday.

“The plant has restarted yesterday [Thursday] and is now running at around 70%,” the source added.

The facility, located in Kaohsiung, was running at around 70% before the shutdown.

However, weak business conditions in Asia could result in further reduction in the operating rates.

“Regional demand is weak and if there is no improvement in July, we will consider reducing operating rates further,” the source said.

The other two EPS makers in Taiwan are the Loyal Group and Taita Chemicals.


By: Clive Ong
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