11 April 2013 08:20 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan-based Chimei-Asahi Chemical Co may bring forward the shutdown of its 75,000 tonne/year No 2 polycarbonate (PC) plant in Jente, Tainan County, if prevailing weak market conditions persist, a source close to the company said on Thursday.
The unit was originally slated for a maintenance shutdown in May/June for 30-40 days, the source said, adding that a fixed date for the turnaround to begin has yet to be confirmed, the source said.
The company also has a 65,000 tonne/year No 1 unit at the same site that has been kept idle since February because of poor demand, the source said.
Chimei-Asahi Chemical is a 90:10 joint venture between Taiwan’s Chi Mei Corp and Japan’s Asahi Kasei Corp.
Polycarbonate resins are tough thermoplastics with major markets in the electrical, electronic and automotive sectors.
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