Taiwan’s TPCC on track to restart BPA unit in mid-March

13 March 2014 06:13  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Taiwan Prosperity Chemical Corp (TPCC) is on track to restart its 100,000 tonne/year bisphenol A (BPA) plant in Linyuan over the weekend of 15-16 March, a sources close to company said on Thursday.

The restart of TPCC’s BPA plant from a scheduled turnaround has been delayed from mid-January because of mechanical problems.

The BPA unit restart will boost TPCC’s captive usage of feedstock phenol and acetone, reducing its phenol and acetone export availability in April, the source added.

TPCC’s integrated upstream phenol/acetone plant can produce 360,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 220,000 tonnes/year of acetone.

The company has capped its phenol/acetone output at 80-85% in recent months because of unfavourable economics, the source added.


By: Trisha Huang



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