Taiwan’s CPDC runs Kaohsiung capro unit at 85% after restart

21 February 2013 03:28  [Source: ICIS news]

BRISBANE (ICIS)--China Petrochemical Development Corp (CPDC) is running its 200,000 tonne/year caprolactam (capro) line at Kaohsiung in Taiwan at around 85% of capacity after maintenance works were completed on 18 January, a company source said on Wednesday.

The line was shut in the week ended 28 December.

CPDC is the sole capro producer in Taiwan.

The company has two other capro lines located in Toufen, each with 100,000 tonnes/year of capacity.

One of the Toufen lines is currently operating at close to full capacity, while the other unit has yet to start up, the source said.

The company has delayed the start-up of the second line, which was completed in 2012, because of poor economics, the source said.

The company has yet to fix a date to start up the second line, the source added.

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By: Junie Lin



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