Taiwan’s Chang Chun runs newly started up China BPA unit at 40-50%

03 May 2013 10:53  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Chang Chun Plastics is running its new bisphenol-A (BPA) plant at Changshu in China’s Jiangsu province at 40-50% of capacity after the unit started up on 1 May, a source close to the company said on Friday.

Run rates at the 135,000 tonne/year BPA plant will be capped at below 50% as its new upstream phenol/acetone plant at the site has yet to start up, the source said.

The upstream plant, with a phenol nameplate capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year and an acetone nameplate capacity of 185,000 tonnes/year, is scheduled to start up in June, the source said.

By: Liu Xin
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