02 July 2009 05:08 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Singapore’s The Polyolefins Company (TPC) will reduce polypropylene (PP) production in Sept-Oct due to feedstock shortage and also plans to shut part of its facilities for modifications, a source close to the company said on Thursday.
“The producer is expected to be short of around 13,000 tonnes of propylene feedstock in September, so it will reduce injection and yarn-grade PP production to free up feedstock for terpolymer and random copolymer grade PP,” the source said.
The producer’s No 1 and No 2 PP plants, each with a 80,000 tonne/year capacity, would be shut for 20 days in October to be modified to make biaxially oriented PP, he added.
These two plants usually produce injection and yarn grade materials, he said.
TPC could not be reached for comment.
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