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... Resumes Cracker Restart

2:17 AM MDT | March 23, 2009

Formosa Petrochemical (Mailiao, Taiwan), a unit of Formosa Plastics, says it has restarted its 700,000-m.t./year naphtha cracker at Mailiao, after an explosion earlier this month. Formosa says it took the cracker off-line in January due to weak demand and was about to restart it when a hydrogen gas leak caused the...

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