Taiwan’s Formosa restarts No 1 cracker after brief outage

19 July 2013 08:05  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Petrochemical Corp (FPCC) restarted its 700,000 tonne/year No 1 naphtha cracker in Mailiao on Friday following a brief unplanned shutdown, a company source said.

The operating rate of the cracker will be gradually increased but he did not provide details.

FPCC had shut the No 1 cracker on Wednesday night due to a power outage.

The company’s other two naphtha crackers at the site were not affected and are running at full rates.

FPCC operates a 1.03m tonne/year No 2 cracker and a 1.2m tonne/year No 3 cracker in Mailiao.

By: Peh Soo Hwee
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