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OUCC restarts MEG unit in Taiwan

April 06/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Oriental Union Chemical Corp (OUCC), has restarted its Monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit following a turnaround, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Taiwan informed that, the company resumed operations at the unit on April 1, 2020. The unit was shut for maintenance in mid-March 2020.

Located at Linyuan, Taiwan, the unit has a production capacity of 260,000 mt/year.

MEG is used to produce polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is used in the manufacturing of plastic bottles, films, packaging containers, in the textile and food industries.

As per MRC's ScanPlast report, the estimated PET consumption in Russia increased in January 2020 by 9% year on year. Totally, Russia recycled 55,390 tonnes of PET chips in January (excluding shipments of Russian material to the countries of the Customs Union). Russia's PET chips production totalled 43,200 tonnes in January 2020.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:monoethylene glycol (MEG), PET-granulate, packaging, OUCC, China, Russia.
Category:General News
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