Taiwan’s Chang Chun shuts phenol/acetone, BPA units for overhaul

02 October 2012 05:11  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--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

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index