Japan’s Prime Polymer to restart C6 MLLDPE plant in late Nov

09 November 2010 09:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Prime Polymer plans to restart its C6 metallocene linear low density polyethylene (MLLDPE) plant at Chiba in late November following maintenance work and debottlenecking, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

The plant was taken offline by Prime Polymer in mid-October, and its capacity would rise from 190,000 tonnes/year to 210,000 tonnes/year, the source added.

“It will resume operations at the end of November,” he said.

The plant will be shut in the fourth quarter of next year for another round of debottlenecking. The capacity would then be increased to 250,000 tonnes/year, the source said.

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By: Felicia Loo

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