Thailand’s IRPC shut PP lines on weak demand

07 November 2008 09:46  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Thailand's petrochemical major IRPC has shut part of its polypropylene (PP) facility at Map Ta Phut due to weak regional demand, sources close to the company said on Friday.


Two of its PP lines with a 270,000 tonne/year combined capacity were shut around 21 October and would remain shut for about 45 days, one of the sources said.


Its other line of 240,000 tonne/year capacity was operating at normal levels, the same source said.


The shutdown was in line with the producer’s plans to shut its naphtha cracker next week, the sources said.


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