03 October 2008 11:21 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Philippine-based polyethylene (PE) producer NPC Alliance has ramped up production rates at one of its two lines to 100% after restarting it in June, a company source said on Friday.
The line, which can produce around 10,000 tonnes/month of PE, was shut in Q4 2007 after it produced off-spec material, finance manager Elena Pineda said.
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“We are hopeful that our second line will restart by late-November,” she added.
The plant has a total of two lines, with a total nameplate capacity of 275,000 tonnes/year, and produces both high density PE (HDPE) and linear low density PE (LLDPE). Feedstock ethylene is sourced from state-run producer National Petrochemical Co (NPC) in
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