Corrected: Taiwan's CPDC delays restart of new Toufen capro line to late July

04 July 2012 07:04  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined "Taiwan's CPDC delays restart of new Toufen capro line to late July" dated 4 July 2012, please read in the fifth paragraph ... 200,000 tonne/year capro plant at Xiaogang ... instead of ... 100,000 tonne/year plant in Xiaogang .... A corrected story follows.

BRISBANE (ICIS)--Taiwanese producer China Petrochemical Development Corp (CPDC) has delayed the restart of one of its two 100,000 tonne/year caprolactam (capro) lines in Toufen to late July because of prevailing weak demand, a company source said on Wednesday.

Test runs at this new line were being conducted in early March but it, along with an older line with the same capacity, was shut on 15 April because of technical problems.

The two lines were originally expected to resume operations in May, but this was pushed back to end-June.

The source did not disclose when the older line restarted, but said that it is currently running at around 100%.

CPDC, which is the sole capro producer in Taiwan, also operates a 200,000 tonne/year capro plant at Xiaogang that is currently running at full tilt, the source said.

By: Junie Lin

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