Taiwan’s TPCC plans December phenol/acetone, BPA plant overhaul

02 October 2012 04:05  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Taiwan Prosperity Chemical Corp (TPCC) plans to shut its phenol/acetone and bisphenol A (BPA) plants at Kaohsiung in late December for annual maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday.

TPCC’s plant can produce 360,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 220,000 tonnes/year of acetone. Its BPA facility at the same site has a nameplate capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS Plants and Projects database.

The maintenance shutdown, which is scheduled to begin on 24 December, will last approximately three weeks, the source added.

Meanwhile, TPCC plans to increase the operating rate at its phenol/acetone plant to 100% of capacity in October, from about 85% of capacity in September, after an earlier feedstock supply tightness eased, the source said.

By: Trisha Huang

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