Taiwan's Nan Ya runs MEG units at 90% despite offline FPCC cracker

18 July 2013 09:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics has continued to operate its four monoethylene glycol (MEG) units in Mailiao at normal capacity despite Formosa Petrochemical Corp (FPCC) shutting its naphtha cracker down, a company source said on Thursday.

“There is no impact on our MEG units, because FPCC still has enough inventory to supply [us],” the source said.

The four MEG units are currently running at around 90% capacity, according to the source.

FPCC took its 700,000 tonne/year No 1 naphtha cracker in Mailiao off line on the night of 17 July, because of a power outage.

Nan Ya Plastics, a subsidiary of the Formosa Plastics Group, has a total of 1.8m tonnes/year MEG capacity in Mailiao.

By: Judith Wang
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