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Taiwan’s Formosa shuts No 1 cracker at Mailiao for maintenance

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 09/06/2015 (11:36)
According to market sources, Taiwan’s Formosa Petrochemical shut its No.1 naphtha-based steam cracker in Mailiao on June 9 for a planned maintenance. The cracker is expected to remain offline for around 40 days.

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 during the maintenance work at the cracker, the complex’s downstream units will be run at lower rates.
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