Aug 08, 2020 5:43 a.m.

Emergency shutdown at Taiwan's CPC No. 4 cracker

According to market sources, Taiwan's CPC Corporation has unexpectedly shut is No. 4 cracker due to ...

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According to market sources, Taiwan's CPC Corporation has unexpectedly shut is No. 4 cracker due to technical glitches today.

Based in Linyuan, Taiwan, the cracker is able to produce 380,000 tons/year of ethylene and 193,000 tons/year of propylene. The shutdown period is slated for around 7 days.

Market players reported that this plant is supplying upstream to Taiwan's Oriental Union Chemical Corporation (OUCC)'s 250,000 tons/year MEG plant as well as Taiwan‘s China Man-made Fiber Corporation (CMFC)'s 400,000 tons/year MEG plant, which causing both MEG plants to reduce production rate to around 70-80%.

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Taiwan