27 January 2011 04:38 [Source: ICIS news]
Both facilities were restarted early this week after the HDPE plant was shut in December and the LDPE was shut in early January because of mechanical issues, the source said.
PTTCH’s two other HDPE plants at Map Ta Phut with a combined capacity of 550,000 tonnes/year were also running at 100% capacity, he added.
The operating rates of some of its PE plants would be reduced in February because of a shortage of on-site ethylene feedstock, he said.
Its ethylene feedstock supply would be reduced next month because its upstream No 6 gas separation unit was scheduled to shut in early February for maintenance, he said.
PTT Chemical was not immediately available to comment.
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