PTT Chemical to restart HDPE plant on 21 Feb

18 February 2010 04:11  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Thailand's PTT Chemical plans to restart its 250,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant at Mab Ta Phut around 21 February after shutting it last week for maintenance, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The maintenance of its other HDPE plant with the same capacity had been postponed to end February from mid February to coincide with the maintenance shutdown of its upstream cracker.

“The HDPE plant is scheduled to shut at the end of February for around 35 days,” the source said.

The producer’s 400,000 tonne/year linear low density PE (LLDPE) plant had been shut since early February due to an on site shortage of ethylene feedstock, he said.

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