05 October 2012 06:58 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thai Plastic and Chemicals (TPC) plans to shut its 360,000 tonne/year vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) line at Map Ta Phut in end November for around three weeks of maintenance, a source close to the company said on Friday.
TPC's other 140,000 tonne/year VCM line located at the same site will continue to operate normally during the shutdown of the bigger line, the source added.
The producer's VCM output is reserved for captive use to produce polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
TPC also operates a 568,000 tonne/year PVC facility at Map Ta Phut.
In view of the upcoming shutdown, the company is expected to source for VCM imports to make up for its production loss, according to the source.
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