Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics shuts No 4 MEG unit for maintenance

20 February 2013 02:42  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics has shut its 720,000 tonne/year No 4 monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant in Mailiao as its reactor was broken, a company source said late Tuesday.

The plant was shut on 18 February for about two weeks of maintenance, the source said.

The plant can also produce 3,000-4,000 tonnes/month of diethylene glycol (DEG). DEG is a co-product of MEG unit.

The company’s No 1, No 2 and No 3 MEG plants at the same site are operating at 80%-90% of capacity, the source said. Each plant has a capacity of 360,000 tonnes/year.

A shutdown is scheduled for the No 1 plant, the source said, but did not give further details.

DEG imports to China will be cut by about 50%, the source added.

By: Lizzie Wang

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