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Taiwan's Formosa restart plans may get delayed by fire

July 27/2011

(ICIS) -- Taiwans Formosa group may face further delays in restarting several of its plants at its Mailiao complex following a fire at the site late on 26 July, sources said on Wednesday.
The fire, the fifth such incident at the complex this year, broke out at a section of a hydrogen pipeline in the vicinity, sources said.


There was a small fire, but it did not damage any plants, a spokesperson from Formosa Petrochemical Corp (FPCC) said, adding that the firms 1.03m tonne/year No 2 and 1.2m tonne/year No 3 crackers at the complex are running at full capacity.


However, Formosa Plastics Corp (FPC) had to shut its polyethylene (PE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) units at the complex as a cautionary measure, an FPC source said.


The affected facilities comprise a 264 KTa linear low density PE (LLDPE) plant, a 350 KTa high density PE (HDPE) unit and a 240 KTa low density PE (LDPE)/EVA swing plant, the source added.


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