Taiwan’s FPC to shut acrylic acid and esters facility in early Mar

23 January 2013 07:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corp (FPC) plans to shut its acrylic acid (AA) and acrylate esters facility at Mailiao in early March for its annual maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.

The company will shut its 100,000 tonne/year crude AA unit for two weeks, together with its acrylic esters units, the source said.

The facility will be shut from 9 to 23 March for annual maintenance, the source added.

According to the source, the company is able to produce 80,000 tonnes/year of butyl acrylate, 40,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, and 40,000 tonnes/year of glacial AA at the Mailiao site.

By: Samuel Wong

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