Thai Plastic & Chemicals EDC plant shut for 25-day maintenance

21 February 2014 05:02 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thai Plastic & Chemicals’ (TPC) 50,000 tonne/year ethylene dichloride (EDC) plant in Map Ta Phut is currently undergoing maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

The plant was taken off line on 13 February and will be down for 25 days, the source said.

EDC is an organochloride compound that is mostly used in the production of  vinylchloride monomer (VCM), the main precursor for polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

By Kite Chong