15 February 2013 06:04 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--A fire erupted at Nan Ya Plastics’ 90,000 tonne/year bisphenol-A (BPA) No 1 line at Mailiao in Taiwan’s Yunlin County early on Thursday, shutting the plant down with no definite restart date, a company source said on Friday.
The damage to the plant was “relatively minor” as the blaze was immediately put out, the source said.
The fire occurred at 2:40 Taipei time (18:40 GMT) and was extinguished 40 minutes later, according to news daily Taipei Times, quoting the Yunlin County Fire Department.
Nan Ya is still investigating the cause of the fire, the company source said.
Its three other BPA units – two 100,000 tonne/year lines and a 130,000 tonne/year line – at the site were not affected by the fire and are currently running at full rates, the source said.
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