20 March 2009 06:57 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Kuwait’s EQUATE Petrochemical has achieved full output at its 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) line at Shuaiba after a three-day unscheduled shutdown, a source close to the company said on Friday.
"The line was shut down on Tuesday due to a minor technical problem and was restarted on Thursday," the source said.
The estimated production loss from the outage is about 2,500 tonnes.
EQUATE’s other PE line, which produces 300,000 tonnes/year of linear low density PE (LLDPE), has been operating normally, the source added.
EQUATE is a joint venture between Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Co and US chemical major Dow Chemical, with each owning a 42.5% stake. Local investors hold the remaining stake.
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