Indonesia’s Tripolyta to complete PP expansion by Q1 2011

04 May 2010 08:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Indonesia’s largest polypropylene (PP) producer Tripolyta is expected to complete ongoing debottlenecking works at its facilities in Merak, West Java by the first quarter of 2011, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

The combined production capacity of its three PP lines would be raised by 120,000 tonnes/year, or by a third, to 480,000 tonnes/year after the expansion, the source said.

With higher PP output, Tripolya would likely import more propylene, the source said, but did not reveal further details.

The company is currently relying on imports and domestic cargoes from Chandra Asri, the country’s only cracker operator, for feedstock. Chandra runs a 600,000 tonne/year ethylene plant at the site.

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