Thai PTT Chem to start test runs at new Mab Ta Phut HDPE facility

06 September 2010 11:54  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand's PTT Chemical plans do a test run this week on the additional capacity of its high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant, a source close to the company said on Monday.

The 50,000 tonne/year capacity was an expansion of its existing 250,000 tonne/year plant.

The firm was also planning to start trial production at its new 250,000 tonne/year HDPE plant at the same site in mid-October, the source said.

The producer had not been able to start up these new capacities that completed construction in December 2009 due to a court suspension on what was then regarded as environmentally harmful projects. The injunction was lifted on 2 September.

PTT Chemical aimed to take the new capacities into commercial production by early 2011, said the source close to the company.

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