Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics ramps up acrylates ops rate in Mailiao

20 April 2016 08:02 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corp is presently ramping up operating rates at its acrylic acid (AA) and acrylate ester units in Mailiao, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

“The plant is gradually increasing operating rates after a recent restart,” the source said.

Market sources said the plant was facing some technical issues and that was why it was not running at full rates as yet.

FPC can produce 120,000 tonnes/year of butyl acrylate (butyl-A), 110,000 tonnes/year of AA, 20,000 tonnes/year of ethyl acrylate (ethyl-A) and 40,000 tonnes/year of 2-ethylhexyl acrylate (2-EHA) at its Mailiao site.

By Paul Lim