Taiwan’s CPC Corp runs crackers at full tilt in January

07 January 2013 07:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s CPC Corp has ramped up production at its two naphtha cracker to around 100% capacity this month, a company source said on Monday.

The 385,000 tonne/year No 4 naphtha cracker in Linyuan and the 500,000 tonne/year No 5 cracker in Kaohsiung ran at an average rate of 85% in December partly on turnarounds at some derivative plants, the source said.

CPC has a 230,000 tonne/year No 3 naphtha cracker in Linyuan that was mothballed in June 2012 to make way for a new 600,000 tonne/year No 6 cracker at the same site.

The No 6 cracker is still on track to start up sometime in July this year, the source added.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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