Taiwan's Nan Ya to shut No 2 MEG unit in August for safety checks

12 July 2013 06:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics plans to shut its 360,000 tonne/year No 2 monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit in Mailiao in mid-August for safety check-up, a company source said on Friday.

The shutdown, which is ordered by the local government, will last 30 days, the source said.

Nan Ya will have to continue supplying to its customers at reduced allocations in the coming month, the source said.

The company restarted its 720,000 tonne/year No 4 MEG unit on 9 July and achieved on-spec production two days later, the source said.

Nan Ya’s No 1 and No 3 MEG units in Mailiao – each with a 360,000 tonne/year capacity – will also be taken off line in September and October for month-long government-ordered safety checks, but the company has yet to come up with detailed shutdown schedule, the source said.
By: Becky Zhang
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