Taiwan’s Formosa runs Mailiao caustic soda, EDC, PVC units at 70%

04 September 2012 10:18  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corp (FPC) is operating its recently restarted caustic soda, ethylene dichloride (EDC) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plants in Mailiao at around 70% of capacity, a company source said on Tuesday.

FPC restarted its 1.18m tonne/year EDC and 1.33m dry metric tonne (dmt)/year caustic soda facilities in Mailiao on 3 September after two weeks of maintenance from 16 August, the source said.

Its 500,000 tonne/year PVC unit in Mailiao resumed operation on 1 September, after a week-long shutdown from 27 August on shortage of feedstock vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), the source said.

Meanwhile, the company’s 800,000 tonne/year VCM plant at the same site that was shut on 16 August is still undergoing turnaround, and is scheduled to restart in mid-September, according to the source.

By: Feliana Widjaja
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