Taiwan's Formosa Plastics to shut Mailiao MMA plant for turnaround

04 January 2013 07:16  [Source: ICIS news]

BRISBANE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corp (FPC) intends to shut down its 98,000 tonne/year methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant starting from 5 January, a company source said on Friday.

The acetone cyanohydrin-based MMA plant is scheduled to remain off line for nearly a month and is expected to restart around end January, the source added.

MA is used in the production of PMMA, artificial marble, cast sheets and acrylic resins for coatings and emulsions.

By: Junie Lin

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