Taiwan’s Ming Dih plans Kaohsiung EPS units turnaround from H2 Aug

14 August 2013 09:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Ming Dih Group plans to shut its expandable polystyrene (EPS) lines in Taiwan from the second half of August for maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.

The company operates two EPS lines at Kaohsiung with a combined capacity of 180,000 tonnes/year.

“The lines will be taken offline [by] turn - one will start in the second half of August, while the other [will be shut] in first half September,” the source said.

The shutdown is expected to last around two weeks for each of the lines.

Weak demand in Asia prompted the company to conduct maintenance at this time, the source said.

The company also operates a 100,000 tonne/year EPS plant in China and a 40,000 tonne/year unit in Thailand.

By: Clive Ong
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