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Fire broke out at Formosa PP storage tank in Linyuan, Taiwan

July 08/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- An explosion occurred at a polypropylene (PP) storage tank belong to Formosa Plastics (FPC) in Linyuan, Taiwan in the early hours of 7 July 2021 and caused a flare-up, which was distinguished within an hour, according to CommoPlast with reference to local media reports.

Formosa Plastics Corp (FPC) runs a 230,000 tons/year PP plant in the Linyuan complex.

There are no further details on the affected unit at the time of this report. It is uncertain if the fire incident affects the operation at the PP unit. 

As MRC reported earlier, the company encountered a similar issue on 15 May 2020, when the (T-913B) storage tank stowed PP pallets burst into flame due to a faulty safety valve. 

We remind that FPC, part of Formosa Petrochemical, conducted a scheduled turnaround at its PP plant in Linyan from mid-June to mid-July 2019.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's PP production increased to about 851,100 tonne in first five months of 2021, up by 13% year on year. Three producers raised their output

Formosa Petrochemical is involved primarily in the business of refining crude oil, selling refined petroleum products and producing and selling olefins (including ethylene, propylene, butadiene and BTX) from its naphtha cracking operations. Formosa Petrochemical is also the largest olefins producer in Taiwan and its olefins products are mostly sold to companies within the Formosa Group. Among the company's chemical products are paraxylene (PX), phenyl ethylene, acetone and pure terephthalic acid (PTA). The company"s plastic products include acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) resins, polystyrene (PS), polypropylene (PP) and panlite (PC).
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, Formosa, Taiwan.
Category:General News
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