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Taiwan’s Formosa restarts No 1 cracker at Mailiao

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 20/07/2015 (15:59)
According to market sources, Taiwan’s Formosa Petrochemical restarted its No.1 naphtha-based steam cracker in Mailiao on July 17. The cracker had been offline for around 40 days for a planned maintenance that began on June 9.

The cracker is able to produce 700,000 tons/year of ethylene, 350,000 tons/year of propylene and 109,000 tons/year of butadiene.

Sources also stated that the cracker is currently running at 80%, adding that the unit is expected to run at full capacity within a week.
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