Taiwan's GPPC to restart 250,000 tonne/year SM unit on 14/15 Dec

12 December 2013 04:09  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Grand Pacific Petrochemical Corp’s (GPPC) plans to restart its 250,000 tonne/year styrene monomer (SM) unit, located in Kaohsiung, on 14 or 15 December, following an unexpected shutdown on 4 December because of a power trip at the complex, a company source said on Thursday.

“The plant will ramp up to 100% after the restart,” the source said, adding that the ramp up in operating rates is to cover for the production loss.

The company’s other SM unit at the same site, with a capacity of 130,000 tonnes/year, is operating at 100% capacity, after a day-long outage on 4 December.

Author: Sheau Ling Ong

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