10 June 2010 15:45 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Equipolymers has unexpectedly shut down its Italian polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant after a power failure caused a blockage in the facility, a company source said on Thursday.
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“All the polymers will have hardened, so we need to flush the plant out,” it added.
The outage would result in delayed deliveries into
Indorama recently announced that, along with its joint venture partner Ottana Energia, it was acquiring Equipolymers’ PET and 190,000 tonne/year PTA production facilities at
“We are waiting to take ownership,” according to an Indorama company source.
Equipolymers is a 50-50 joint venture between Dow Chemical and the Petrochemical Industries Co (PIC) of
($1 = €0.83)
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