22 April 2013 10:39 [Source: ICIS news]
BRISBANE (ICIS)--China Petrochemical Development Corp (CPDC) is running its 200,000 tonne/year caprolactam (capro) line at Kaohsiung at 80% of capacity amid weak demand, while its Toufen unit is currently undergoing maintenance, a company source said on Monday.
The 100,000 tonne/year line in Toufen was taken off line around mid-April and is expected to resume operations in mid-May, the source said.The shutdown, which was brought forward from end-April, may be prolonged to end-May if market conditions failed to improve, the source said.
CPDC - the sole capro producer in Taiwan - has a second 100,000 tonne/year capro line at Toufen that has yet to begin operation.
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