Al Waha’s Al Jubail PP line comes back on line

12 February 2010 10:04  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Al Waha’s 450,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) line at Al Jubail in Saudi Arabia is back on line after a technical hitch halted production, a source close to the company said on Friday.

The line went down on 1 February but was now fully operational, the source said.

“The problem wasn’t serious,” added the source, but stocks were low at the site.

PP prices were increasing in Europe in February on higher feedstock costs, but to the detriment of demand, which several producers described as disappointing.

Homopolymer injection prices were around €1,100/tonne ($1,507/tonne) on a gross basis.

($1 = €0.73)

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By: Linda Naylor
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