Taiwan's Nan Ya to keep three MEG units shut for another week

22 June 2012 11:14  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics will keep shut its three monoethylene glycol (MEG) plants at Mailiao, each with 360,000 tonnes/year of capacity, for at least another week following a recent power disruption, a company source said on Friday.

The company said earlier that they were in the process of restarting the three MEG units which was shut following a power failure which forced a wide scale shutdown at the Mailiao petrochemical complex on 20 June.

However, the company failed to restart the plants on 20-21 June because of technical issues, the company source said.

“We found problems at feedstock pipelines and that hindered ethylene supply to the plants,” the source said.

“The impact will be bigger than expected,” a regional trader said.

The shutdown will incur a total production loss of around 24,000 tonnes which is higher than a previous estimate of around 6,000 tonnes, the trader added.

Please visit the complete ICIS plants and projects database


By: Becky Zhang
+65 6780 4359



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

ICIS news FREE TRIAL
Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index