India’s IOC expects to restart PP plant in 2-3 days

15 June 2010 08:30  [Source: ICIS news]

MUMBAI (ICIS news)--State-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) expects to restart its 600,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant at Panipat in Haryana state in two to three days, a company source said on Tuesday.

A fire at the plant’s catalyst storage area forced the company to shut down the unit late last week, the source said.

“It was a small fire and was brought under control immediately,” the source added.

The replacement of parts that were damaged due to the fire would take around two more days, during which period the plant would remain shut, the source said, adding that customers would not be affected by the shutdown.

The plant, which achieved on-spec production in early May, currently produces only injection moulding grade, but would start producing raffia grade shortly, the source said.

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By: Priya Jestin

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