Taiwan’s FPC shuts Mailiao acrylic acid, acrylate esters plants

06 March 2013 06:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corp (FPC) shut its acrylic acid (AA) and acrylate esters plants in Mailiao on 3 March for annual maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.

The facilities will remain shut for about two weeks, the source added.

The company is able to produce 80,000 tonnes/year of butyl acrylate (butyl-A), 90,000-110,000 tonnes/year of crude AA, 60,000 tonnes/year of glacial AA and 40,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethylhexyl acrylate (2-EHA) at its Mailiao site, according to the source.

FPC’s new 60,000 tonne/year super absorbent polymer (SAP) plant located at the same site is operating at 65-70% capacity, the source said.

By: Samuel Wong

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