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Update on petchem production in Taiwan and China after typhoon

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 19/07/2016 (16:12)
Several petrochemical producers both in China and Taiwan reported that their plants have not been largely affected by the Nepartak typhoon, which initially hit the southern part of Taiwan and then it headed toward the Chinese mainland 10 days ago.

A source from a Taiwanese major confirmed that they have not seen any impact of the typhoon as their plant was designed with increased strength to stand against typhoons.

Another producer in Taiwan commented, “Most of the petrochemical plants are located in the western region of Taiwan, which is the reason why they were not affected by the typhoon last week. However, some of the main petrochemical plants in the southern parts were severely affected by the typhoon. But, we haven’t heard any petrochemical supply loss so far.”

A PVC producer in Taiwan said that they had to shut their plant as a precaution against typhoon even though their plant is located in the northern part of Taiwan. “Our production level was already limited and our supply tightened even more following the recent shutdown. We are receiving many inquiries; however, we don’t have enough material to offer,” he commented.

A Chinese PP producer also reported that there has been no impact of flood on the eastern part of China and he hasn’t heard any disruptions in petrochemical supply.

A PET producer in Jiangyin, China made similar comments, saying, “Wuhan and Anhui are the cities which are under severe flood. However, these are not major cities and there are not much PET related plants over there.”
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