About FCFC Plastics Div.
The Plastics Division was previously the 2nd Chemical Division. The 2nd Chemical Division was set up to take charge of some expansion projects under Formosa Plastic’s No. 6 Cracking Project. At that time, it was in charge of the planning and construction of AROMA and SM plants. When the whole project was delayed due to problem of site selection, the Division decided to go ahead first with the plant construction for polystyrene (PS), downstream product of SM and market the product to facilitate the sales of upstream product in the future.
The polystyrene (PS) plant was located
In light that ABS resin (copolymer of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), also a downstream product of styrene, is an important plastic material with extensive applications, the Division embarked on the construction of
In 1998 as the plants in charge by the Division under the No. 6 Cracking Project were completed and in operation, FCFC decided to spin off the plastic business of the 2nd Chemical Division by setting up a Plastics Division to facilitate product management.
In July 1999, a polypropylene (PP) plant under construction was combined into the Plastics Division for marketing purpose. The process technology for PP came from CHISSO
B. Major Businesses
The Plastics Division engages mainly in the manufacture and sales of PS, ABS, SAN, ASA, PP, PC and PC/ABS alloys pellet. With our vigorous marketing efforts and the advantage brought about by the vertical integration under the No. 6 Cracking Project, we expect to see continuous growth in business, and aspire to become a significant market player who provides superior materials with reliable quality, sufficient supply reasonable cost and technical service to downstream plastic manufacturers to help them develop new products and to enhance the competitiveness and make great effort of the plastic processing industry as a whole.