Thailand’s IRPC to shut No 2 PP line next week on C3 shortage

19 February 2010 03:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Thailand's Integrated Refinery & Petrochemical Complex Public Co (IRPC) plans to shut one of its polypropylene (PP) lines at Mab Ta Phut next week due to an on-site shortage of propylene feedstock, a company source said on Friday.

"Our No 2 PP plant with a 150,000 tonne/year capacity is scheduled to shut early next week,” the source said, adding that it would remain shut as long as the feedstock shortage persists.

It ran short of propylene after its supplier, PTT Chemical shut one of its crackers last week, he added.

IRPC’s  No 1 and No 3 PP plants with a combined capacity of 360,000 tonnes/year were running at full rates, he said.

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