30 January 2009 07:02 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Co (SEPC) expects to begin trial production at its new 400,000 tonne/year low density PE (LDPE) plant in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, in the third week of February, a source close to the project said on Friday.
"Film grade LDPE will be produced during the trial runs," the source said.
The company recently started up a 400,000 tonne/year high density polyethyene (HDPE) plant at the same site. The facility is currently producing off-spec injection grade, and is scheduled to start producing on-spec HDPE injection grade next week, he said.
The HDPE plant is also slated to produce film grade later in February and pipe grade in March, he added.
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