Taiwan's Tasco to restart Kaohsiung MEK line next week

10 January 2013 09:11  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Tasco Chemical is expected to restart its 60,000 tonne/year methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) line in Kaohsiung next week after about seven days of maintenance, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

Operations at the facility halted early this week, the source said.

The shutdown comes at a time of slowing demand, which most market participants said, is unlikely to improve until after the Lunar New Year holiday in the first half of February.

“The market will get even quieter at the end of January when end-users reduce their production,” a distributor in South Korea said.

Tasco Chemical also operates a second 60,000 tonne/year line at the same Kaohsiung site.

Author: Pei Lin Yeow

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