Taiwan’s Chang Chun shuts phenol/acetone, BPA units for overhaul
02 October 2012 05:11 [Source: ICIS news]
MELBOURNE (ICIS)--?xml:namespace>Taiwan’s Chang Chun Plastics has shut its phenol/acetone plant and its downstream bisphenol A (BPA) unit at Kaohsiung for a turnaround, a company source said on Tuesday.
The phenol/acetone plant, which can produce 300,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 186,000 tonnes/year of acetone, will remain off line until the end of October, the source added.
In addition, its 135,000 tonne/year No 1 BPA line at the same site has been shut for maintenance lasting about 40 days, the source said.
While its 135,000 tonne/year No 2 BPA line is not scheduled to undergo maintenance this year, the line’s operating rate will be reduced in October, the source added. By: Trisha Huang
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