Singapore’s TPC plans end-July turnaround for PE, PP plants

18 January 2011 03:38  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--The Polyolefin Co (TPC) plans to shut part of its polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) facilities on Singapore's Jurong Island at the end of July for a 40-day turnaround, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

Facilities included in the maintenance are a 70,000 tonne/year low density PE/ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer (LDPE/EVA) swing plant and two PP lines with a capacity of 220,000 tonnes/year each, the source said.

The capacity of one PP plant would be expanded by 40,000-50,000 tonnes/year in a debottlenecking process during the shutdown, he said.

The producer’s other PE and PP plants on Jurong Island, including a 180,000 tonne/year LDPE plant and three PP plants with a combined capacity of 215,000 tonnes/year, were not included in the maintenance schedule, he added.

TPC was not immediately available for comment.

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