Taiwan’s FCFC shuts PX, benzene units for 45 days maintenance

26 March 2013 09:16  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp (FCFC) has shut its 270,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PX) unit in Mailiao over the weekend for scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday.

The shutdown is expected to last for about 45 days, the source said.

The company’s 130,000 tonne/year benzene unit was also taken off line over the weekend for maintenance, the source added.

The benzene unit shutdown is also expected to last for about 45 days, the source added.


By: Samuel Wong



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