23 July 2010 08:33 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Iran’s Arya Sasol Petrochemical Co shut down its 300,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Assaluyeh this week on technical issues and expects to restart it by the end of July, a source close to the company said on Friday.
“The plant was shut down this week due to a minor problem but the matter is being attended to and it should restart by the end of the month,” the source added.
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“However, Laleh Petrochemicals’ 300,000 tonne/year LDPE plant at Bandar Imam is running normally, so some cargoes are still coming in from
Arya Sasol’s 300,000 tonne/year high density PE/medium density PE (HDPE/MDPE) plant at Assaluyeh has also been down since the beginning of July due to an extruder problem, a second source said.
“The extruder is undergoing repairs and will restart by the end of the month,” the source said. However, the shutdown did not have a big impact as the HDPE market was oversupplied, market sources said.
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