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Taiwan's Formosa Chemicals shuts PTA plant for maintenance
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Aug '13
Taiwan-based Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation has shut its No. 3 purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant for maintenance turnaround this month.
 
“The plant is likely to remain off-steam for around three weeks,” a company official told fibre2fashion.
 
The plant, located at Loong-der, has total production capacity of 700,000 mt/year.
 
Formosa Chemicals, a part of the Formosa Plastics Group, is one of the biggest PTA producers in Asia.
 
In addition to Loong-der, the company also has PTA production lines at Mailiao on the western coast of Taiwan and at Ningbo in China.
 
PTA is a raw material used in the production of polyester.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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