PTT Chemical delays Mab Ta Phut LDPE restart in Thailand

17 December 2010 06:49  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--PTT Chemical has postponed the restart of its new 300,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Mab Ta Phut in Thailand due to persistent technical problems, a source close to the company said on Friday.

No details were available about the new schedule for the restart.

The PTT Chemical plant was initially scheduled to resume production on 15 December after it was shut in mid-November, only a few weeks after it started commercial production.

LDPE supply has been tight because many producers have switched to manufacturing ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) to achieve higher margins.

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By: Ong Sheau Ling
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