Taiwan’s FPC to shut acrylic acid/acrylate ester units early Dec

21 November 2012 07:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corp (FPC) plans to shut its acrylic acid (AA)/acrylate ester plants located at Kaohsiung in early December because of a scheduled power shutdown at the facility ordered by the Taiwanese government, a company source said on Wednesday.

The plants will be shut from 1-10 December, while the power cut is expected to last for about 4 days, the source said.

“The company plans to take the plants off line a few days before the power cut, and resume operations as soon as possible,” the source added.

The company produces about 51,000 tonnes/year of crude AA, 30,000 tonnes/year of glacial AA, 40,000 tonnes/year of butyl acrylate (butyl-A), 30,000 tonnes/year of methyl acrylate (methyl-A) and 20,000 tonnes/year of ethyl acrylate (ethyl-A), according to the source.

By: Samuel Wong

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