11 October 2012 03:14 [Source: ICIS news]
MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Taiwan Prosperity Chemical Corp (TPCC) will cap its phenol/acetone plant operating rate at 90% capacity in October, because of high feedstock benzene costs, a company source said on Thursday.
TPCC had initially planned to increase its phenol/acetone output to 100% capacity in October, from around 85% capacity in September, after an earlier feedstock supply tightness eased.
However, in view of high benzene costs and squeezed margins, the company has decided to cap its phenol/acetone plant operating rate at 90% capacity in October, the source explained.
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TPCC will carry out a three-week planned maintenance at its phenol/acetone and bisphenol A (BPA) plants at the same
Its BPA facility has a nameplate capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS Plants and Projects database.
Additional reporting by Trisha Huang
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