20 February 2014 07:23 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics is expected to shut its 130,000 tonne/year No 4 bisphenol A (BPA) line at Mailiao in Taiwan on 5 March, a company source said on Thursday.
The plant is expected to be off line until the end of April.
The BPA line is planned to shut down as the company will have a reduced supply of phenol when Taiwan's Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp (FCFC) conducts scheduled maintenance at its phenol/acetone plant on 1 March.
Phenol is the feedstock of BPA and FCFC is the main supplier of phenol to Nan Ya Plastics.
The BPA plant in Mailiao has four lines. Its No 2 and No 3 lines, each with a nameplate capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year, will remain in operations.
The No 1 line, which has a nameplate capacity of 90,000 tonnes/year, is currently idle with no definite restart date, although it was initially planned to be restarted in mid-January.
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