10 September 2013 09:07 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s China Petrochemical Development Corp (CPDC) will be shutting its 100,000 tonne/year caprolactam (capro) line in Toufen during the first week of October for around 4 days to upgrade the production line, a company source said on Wednesday.
As the shutdown is relatively short the impact on the overall supply of capro in the market will be minimal, the source said.
Less than 1,500 tonnes of capro production will be lost, the source added.
Meanwhile, the company’s 200,000 tonne/year capro line at Kaohsiung is operating at 85-90% of production capacity.
CPDC is the sole capro producer in Taiwan and plans to start up its second 100,000 tonne/year capro line in Toufen by the fourth quarter of 2014.
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