Taiwan’s Nan Ya in process of restarting No 1 BDO unit in Mailiao

26 June 2012 07:02  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics is in the process of restarting its 40,000 tonne/year No 1 butanediol (BDO) plant in Mailiao, while it may keep its other unit down because of weak demand, a company source said on Tuesday.

It will take a few days for the No 1 BDO plant to be fully operational, said the source.

The plant was down for maintenance when a power outage hit the Mailiao complex of the Formosa group on 20 June. Nan Ya Plastics is a part of the Formosa group of Taiwan.

Nan Ya Plastics’ No 2 BDO plant at the site with a 60,000 tonne/year capacity was taken off line because of the electricity disruption.

The company has no plans in the near term to resume production at the No 2 BDO unit, which had just undergone maintenance and was restarted in end-May, amid weak demand, the source said.

“In the near future, we will only keep one line running since the demand is still soft,” the company source said.

By: Judith Wang
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