Taiwan’s Chang Chun eyes Q2 2013 start-up for phenol/acetone unit

18 October 2012 03:29  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Chang Chun Plastics plans to start up its new phenol/acetone plant in China in Q2 2013, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The plant, located at Changshu in China’s Jiangsu province, has a phenol nameplate capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year and an acetone nameplate capacity of 185,000 tonnes/year, the source said.

The company plans to commission a new 135,000 tonne/year downstream bisphenol A (BPA) plant at the same time.

A second BPA line, with the same nameplate capacity of 135,000 tonnes/year, has been planned for commissioning in 2014, the source added.

Chang Chun Plastics in early October shut its phenol/acetone and BPA plants at Kaohsiung in Taiwan for scheduled maintenance.

The Kaohsiung 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.

By: Trisha Huang

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