Taiwan’s FPC to shut Mailiao PVC plant on 27 August

17 August 2012 08:18  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corp (FPC) plans to shut its 500,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant in Mailiao on 27 August following a turnaround at an upstream vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit at the site, a company source said on Friday.

The PVC facility will be shut for a week and will be operating at a reduced rate of 70-75% following the shutdown until the upstream VCM unit is restarted, the source said.

FPC shut its 800,000 tonne/year VCM and 1.18m tonne/year ethylene dichloride (EDC) units in Mailiao on 16 August, the source added.

The VCM and EDC units will be offline for a month and two weeks, respectively.

FPC also shut its 1.33m dry metric tonne/year caustic soda unit at Mailiao for a planned two-week maintenance on 16 August, according to another company source.

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By: Feliana Widjaja
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