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Taiwan's Formosa runs steam cracker at 80% capacity

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 27/09/2016 (14:16)
According to market sources, Taiwan’s Formosa Petrochemical is currently running its No. 2 naphtha-fed steam cracker in Mailiao at 80% capacity. The cracker was restarted last weekend following the shutdown in late July for annual maintenance.

The cracker has a production capacity of 1.03 million tons/year of ethylene, 515,000 tons/year of propylene and 162,000 tons/year of butadiene.

Meanwhile, the company’s No. 1 and No. 3 steam crackers are currently operating at full
capacity, according to the same sources.
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