25 September 2008 16:26 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Polimeri Europa brought its 180,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit at Dunkerque in France back on stream on Wednesday after it failed on 10 September, a company source said on Thursday.
“We will recover normal capacity during the week,” the source added.
The outage had not had any impact on the polyethylene (PE) market, and market players welcomed a programme of planned maintenance by Polimeri Europa when demand remained very weak.
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“During the weekend of the 28th the cracker will be brought down until mid-November," the source said. "Our 60,000 tonne/year LDPE line at
“The other Ragusa LDPE line, with a capacity of 120,000 tonnes/year, will be down from the 20 October to mid-November.”
“Our 160,000 tonne/year linear low density PE (LLDPE) line at Priolo will be brought down for the whole downtime of the cracker.”
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