Taiwan’s Ming Dih postpones Thailand EPS restart to early May

28 March 2013 07:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Ming Dih Group has postponed the restart of its expandable polystyrene (EPS) plant in Bangkok, Thailand, to early May from April, a company source said on Thursday.

The 30,000 tonne/year unit was shut in the first half of March for maintenance and expansion. The capacity of the unit will be raised to 40,000 tonnes/year after the debottlenecking.

The initial plan was to restart the plant in early April but due to holidays in Thailand during the first half of the month, the company has decided to push back the restart date to early May.

“Trade is likely to be slow in the first half of April due to holidays, hence we have pushed back the restart,” the source added.

The other EPS producer in Thailand is IRPC.

By: Clive Ong
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