Malaysia's Petlin to shut Kerteh LDPE plant second half 2011

26 January 2011 04:25  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Petlin plans to shut its 255,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Kerteh, in eastern Malaysia in the second half of the year for a two-week turnaround, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

"That’s the plan. The exact shutdown date has not been decided yet,” the source said.

Petlin, a subsidiary of Malaysian petrochemical major Petronas, is a key LDPE exporter in Asia which sold more than 70,000 tonnes to China last year, he added.

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