16 July 2009 15:44 [Source: ICIS news]
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“The plant went down some time over the weekend [11/12 July], as it was well into its high density PE (HDPE) campaign,” said the source. “We expect it to restart on Monday [20 July].”
The plant is a linear low density PE (LLDPE)/HDPE swing unit.
INEOS declared force majeure on one of its HDPE injection grades.
“This is just one particular grade of HDPE injection of many that we produce,” said the source.
PE availability has tightened considerably in
Prices in July increased by €100/tonne ($141/tonne), leaving gross low density PE (LDPE) levels at €1,000/tonne FD (free delivered) NWE (northwest
PE producers in
($1 = €0.71)
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