12 June 2007 17:31 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Basell resumed full output at its 430,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit at Wesseling in Germany this week after running at half rates last week due to a cracker outage, a company source confirmed on Tuesday.
“LDPE production was back up over the weekend, along with the cracker,” he said.
The 760,000 tonne/year cracker went down unplanned on Monday 4 June.
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Both lines were brought down due to a lack of ethylene during the week beginning 21 May. The company was able to resume production at one line at the end of last week.
LDPE prices have risen by €20/tonne in June, to €1,260-1,270/tonne ($1,680-1,716/tonne) FD (free delivered) NWE (northwest
($1 = €0.75)
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