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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