Taiwan's Nan Ya runs No 1, No 2 MEG units at 70% on technical woes

24 January 2013 07:33  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics on Thursday reduced the operating rates at its No 1 and No 2 monoethylene glycol (MEG) units at Mailiao to 70% of capacity because of a technical issue, according to a company source.

A technical fault at a heater raised temperature levels at the two units, each with 360,000 tonnes/year of capacity, and this forced the firm to cut their run rates, the source said, adding that they were originally running at around 90% of capacity.

“Hopefully, we can fix the problem while operating the two plants at lower rates,” the source said.

Nan Ya has yet to decide as to whether to shut the two units and are monitoring the progress of the repairs, the source added.

Nan Ya’s 360,000 tonne/year No 3 and 720,000 tonne/year No 4 MEG plants at the same site are running at 90% of capacity.

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By: Becky Zhang
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