INEOS HDPE production down at Sarralbe as well as Lavera

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.

Sarralbe output had been reduced due to the earlier cracker explosion at Carling on 15 July, but the site was now no longer operational due to the lack of ethylene.

The company’s assets at Lillo, Belgium, and Rosignano, Italy, were running normally.

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 Europe).

PE producers in Europe include LyondellBasell, Borealis, SABIC, Total Petrochemicals, Polimeri Europa, Dow Chemical, Repsol, and INEOS Olefins and Polymers.

($1 = €0.69)

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By: Linda Naylor
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