Taiwan’s FCFC to restart two Kaohsiung SM units in end-September

18 September 2013 09:43  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Chemicals & Fibres Corp (FCFC) plans to restart its two styrene monomer (SM) units in Kaohsiung earlier than expected in end-September, a company source on Wednesday.

Its 250,000 tonne/year No 1 and 350,000 tonne/year No 2 SM units at the site were shut since late August for maintenance and were supposed to resume production in mid-October, the source said.

“We are looking at restating in end September hopefully,” he said.

Healthy SM market may have prompted the early restart of the two plants, market players said.

FCFC also operates a 600,000 tonnes/year No 3 SM plant in Kaohsiung that is currently running at full capacity, the company source said.


Author: Ong Sheau Ling



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