Taiwan's Ming Dih delays restart of Thai EPS unit to H1 June

06 May 2013 09:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Ming Dih Group has pushed back the restart of its expandable polystyrene (EPS) unit in Thailand by about a month to the first half of June, a company source said on Monday.

The 30,000 tonne/year unit in Bangkok was shut in the first half of March for maintenance and expansion. The capacity will increase to 40,000 tonnes/year upon resumption of operations.

“The facility was scheduled to restart in the first half of May, but the new year holidays in April has delayed the works,” the source said.

The Thai new year or Songkran was celebrated on 12-15 April in 2013.

Ming Dih also operates a 180,000 tonne/year EPS plant in Taiwan and a 100,000 tonne/year unit in southern China.

($1 = €0.76)

By: Clive Ong
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