Taiwan’s CPC Corp plans to start up No 6 naphtha cracker in June

20 March 2013 04:29  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s CPC Corp plans to start up its new 600,000 tonne/year No 6 naphtha cracker at Linyuan in June this year, a company source said on Wednesday.

“Our target is 1 June,” the source said.

CPC had previously stated the plant’s expected start-up date to be in June or July 2013.

The company had mothballed its 230,000 tonne/year No 3 naphtha cracker at the same site in June 2012 to make way for the new cracker.

There are no new downstream facilities at Linyuan, which means that ethylene and propylene are expected to be available for export after meeting domestic demand, the source added.

CPC also runs a 385,000 tonne/year No 4 naphtha cracker at Linyuan and a 500,000 tonne/year No 5 naphtha cracker at Kaohsiung.


By: Peh Soo Hwee
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