Arya Sasol achieves full output at Assaluyeh LDPE, HDPE units

10 August 2010 11:36  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Arya Sasol Petrochemical Co has achieved full output at its 300,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) and 300,000 tonne/year high density PE (HDPE) plants at Assaluyeh, Iran, following outages in July, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

The two plants were restarted early last week, the source said, adding: “The company has resumed normal PE exports now that production has stabilised at the plants.”

Arya Sasol's HDPE plant was shut down at the beginning of July due to an extruder problem, while the LDPE plant was taken off line on 20 July as a result of a technical issue.

Supply of LDPE from Iran had been restricted due to the shutdown, market sources said.

However, the HDPE plant's shutdown did not have a big impact, as that market was oversupplied, market sources added.

Arya Sasol is a joint venture between Iran’s National Petrochemical Co (NPC) and South African major Sasol.

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