11 September 2009 16:01 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--INEOS’s high density polyethylene (HDPE) production at Sarralbe and Lavera, both in France, is down after the recent unplanned outage of the cracker at the Lavera site on 5 September, a company source said on Friday.
Lavera produces 230,000 tonnes/year of HDPE, while Sarralbe has an annual capacity of 225,000 tonnes.
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HDPE prices rose by nearly €100/tonne ($145/tonne) in September due to reduced availability and better-than-expected demand. HDPE injection was particularly affected by the Lavera outage. Net prices were around €1,000/tonne FD (free delivered) NWE (northwest
PE producers in
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