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.

Please visit the complete ICIS plants and projects database

By: Junie Lin

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly