27 August 2009 11:10 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Saudi Arabia’s Advanced Polypropylene Co (APPC) has restarted its 450,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant at Al-Jubail after a four-day unscheduled shutdown that began on 23 August, a source close to the company said on Thursday.
“The shutdown was due to some technical problems and will not have much impact on the PP market,” the source said.
However, other market sources said that the outage would exacerbate supply constraints in the ?xml:namespace>
The propane dehydrogenation unit produces 450,000 tonnes/year of propylene.
APPC is 53%-owned by Saudi Arabian and foreign investors, with foreign investment accounting for close to 15%.
The remaining 47% is owned by the state-run Saudi Industrial Development Fund.
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