Gail India begins production of HDPE 100 pipe grade resin

01 June 2010 11:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Gail India has started producing natural high density polyethylene (HDPE) 100 pipe grade resin at its polyethylene (PE) complex at Pata in Uttar Pradesh state, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

“The product will be mainly for applications in the sewage and sanitation segment,” the source said.

Earlier, Gail was producing only natural HDPE 80 pipe grade resin at its 410,000 tonne/year PE facility.

“Gail has produced around 1,000 tonnes of natural HDPE 100 so far. The company will slowly increase its output of this grade as demand picks up,” he said.

Gail currently produces around 30,000 tonnes/year of pipe grade HDPE at its PE facility. Demand for pipe grade is currently tapering off as the monsoon season, which generally begins in June, is typically a period of slow consumption for pipe grade HDPE.

Natural non-pressure grades of HDPE pipe are used mainly in the sanitation sector, unlike compounded black pressure grades of HDPE pipe, which are used in the water and gas supply sectors.

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By: Prema Viswanathan
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