Mailiao cracker start-up spells trouble for plastics
- Asia naphtha hit by ample supply. LOO, FELICIA; Lee, Helen // ICIS Chemical Business;9/2/2013, Vol. 284 Issue 6, p23
The article discusses the impact of supply and demand on the naphtha industry in Asia as of September 2013, reporting that the shutting down of chemical plants and refineries operated by companies such as Formosa Petrochemical Corp. could result in decreases in demand that impact naphtha prices....
- Asia naphtha strengthens ahead of Formosa restart. LOO, FELICIA; PITCHES, JO; Martin, Sheena; Dillon, Tony // ICIS Chemical Business;9/12/2011, Vol. 280 Issue 7, p25
The article reports that naptha prices in Asia are expected to rise in September 2011 with prospective restart of Formosa Petrochemical Corp.'s crude distillation plant, whereas the European naptha cargo market is seemed to be on downfall due to poor demand.
- Worried naphtha traders watch China. James, Cuckoo // ICIS Chemical Business;9/21/2015, Issue 3676, p2
The article reports on the naphtha-based cracker margins in Europe and Asia in 2015. Topics covered include the rising macroeconomic concerns on China, the slowing cracker run rates after Formosa Petrochemical Corp. reduced rates from full capacity and the decision by traders to continue sending...
- Asian naphtha falls after Taiwan Formosa plant fire. LOO, FELICIA; MARTIN, SHEENA; Pitches, Jo; Dillon, Tony // ICIS Chemical Business;5/23/2011, Vol. 279 Issue 18, p24
The article presents forecasts for prices of naphtha in Asia, after a fire at the production facility of Formosa Petrochemical Corp. in Mailiao, Taiwan on May 12, 2011.
- Formosa shutdowns cut Asian naphtha prices. LOO, FELICIA; PITCHES, JO // ICIS Chemical Business;6/6/2011, Vol. 279 Issue 20, p25
The article reports that naphtha prices in Asia continue to decline on reduced demand from the region's top spot buyer, Taiwan's Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (FPCC).
- Untitled. // ICIS Chemical Business;6/18/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 71, p55
This section offers news briefs on the chemical industry. China faces naphtha shortage which can be attributed to the booming demand for ethylene as a raw material. Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (FPCC) has closed its new meta-thesis unit due to some technical issues. Rapidly falling ethylene...
- Asia naphtha expected to rise as demand increases. LOO, FELICIA; PITCHES, JO // ICIS Chemical Business;9/5/2011, Vol. 280 Issue 6, p27
The article reports on the possible increase in Asian naphtha prices following the possible increase in demand. It reports on the possible restart of the Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (FFCC) naphtha cracker in Mailiao, Taiwan in September. It states the market is short of supplies because of lower...
- MOST-READ. // ICIS Chemical Business;6/24/2013, Vol. 283 Issue 22, p7
The article lists the top five stories related to the global chemicals industry which include the cracker blast in Giesmar, Louisiana, the impact of excessive cargo availability on the naphtha market in Asia and the sanctions on the petrochemical markets in Singapore.
- FPCC to build butadiene. // Asian Chemical News;12/8/2003, Vol. 10 Issue 426, p40
Reports on the plan of Formosa Petrochemical Corp. to build a butadiene plant at its No. 3 cracker project in Mailiao, Taiwan. Objective of the company with its plan; Production capacity of the plant; Dependence of polypropylene and phenol units on imported propylene feedstock. INSET: Formosa...