19 July 2012 09:41 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics has informed its customers it will reduce monoethylene glycol (MEG) supply in August because of plant shutdowns, a company source said on Thursday.
The company restarted its 360,000 tonne/year No 1 MEG plant at Mailiao earlier this week after the unit was shut down on 20 June because of power disruption.
Nan Ya also took its 360,000 tonne/year No 3 MEG unit at the same site offline around the time for safety check-ups, the source added.
The shutdown of the No 3 unit is expected to last for two weeks, and will be followed by another month-long shutdown at its 360,000 tonne/year No 2 MEG plant, the source said.
Nan Ya runs four MEG units at Mailiao, and the current operating rate of the No 1, No 2 and No 4 lines is about 90%, the source added.
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