Taiwan's FPCC to raise No 2 cracker run rates to 100% by mid-week

04 November 2013 09:58  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan's Formosa Petrochemical Corp (FPCC) expects to ramp up the operating rate at its 1.03m tonne/year naphtha cracker in Mailiao to full production from 90% capacity by mid-week, a company source said on Monday. 

The producer attained on-spec production at its No 2 cracker on 1 November, a day after the facility resumed operations, the source said.

The unit was shut for more than six weeks of turnaround.

FPCC runs two other crackers in Mailiao — a No 1 cracker that can produce around 700,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and a No 3 cracker with a nameplate ethylene capacity of 1.2m tonnes/year.

By: Yeow Pei Lin

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