Indorama ends Dutch PET shutdown as Novapet starts outage

23 June 2010 14:38  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Indorama’s polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and upstream purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants in the Netherlands are running following a planned maintenance shutdown, while Novapet will start a shutdown in Spain on 24 June, company sources said on Wednesday.

“[Indorama] is up and running again. We will be thrashing it out for the next two years,” the Indorama source said.

The 200,000 tonne/year PET and 350,000 tonne/year PTA plants in Rotterdam went down as planned on 10 June.

The Novapet source confirmed that the 130,000 tonne/year line at its Spanish PET plant in Barbastro, Huesca, would be shutting down on Thursday for approximately five weeks.

“By the end of the week it will be totally shut down,” the source added.

Novapet was originally due to perform maintenance in April but a short market led to it postponing the outage to early June and then to the second half of the month.

($1 = €0.81)

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By: Caroline Murray
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