Taiwan’s Dairen Chemical runs No 3 VAM plant at 80% capacity

10 August 2012 04:11  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Dairen Chemical Corp is running its 350,000 tonne/year No 3 vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant in Mailiao at 80% capacity following its restart in end-July, a company source said on Friday.

The company is currently running its other 300,000 tonne/year No 2 VAM unit at 80% capacity as well, the source said.

Other major VAM producers in the Asian market include US-based Celanese, China’s Sichuan Vinylon Works, Japan’s Showa Denko and Japan VAM & Poval, South Korea’s Asia Acetyls Co (Asacco) and Saudi Arabia’s International Vinyl Acetate Co (IVC).

By: Samuel Wong

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