Taiwan’s Tuntex Petrochemical PTA unit shut on poor demand

22 November 2013 06:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE(ICIS)--Tuntex Petrochemical's 440,000 tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit in Taiwan is currently shut because of poor demand, a company source said on Friday.

The plant was taken off line on 19 November, with the shutdown expected to last at least a month, the source said.

Production cutbacks of downstream polyester filament yarn and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plants in Taiwan has resulted in lower demand for PTA, the source said.

By: Becky Zhang
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