Taiwan's GPPC to restart Kaohsiung SM unit in end-Feb or early Mar

10 February 2014 08:48 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Grand Pacific Petrochemical Corp (GPPC) plans to restart its 130,000 tonne/year styrene monomer (SM) unit in Kaohsiung by the end of February or in early March, following scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Monday.

“Based on schedule, the plant will restart after three weeks,” the source added.

The SM unit was shut in the weekend of 8-9 February.

It has another SM unit at the same Kaohsiung site with a capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year, which is operating at 100% currently.

By Ong Sheau Ling