16 February 2011 10:42 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--EQUATE Petrochemical will cut production rates at some of its manufacturing units in Shuaiba from the second half of February to June this year due feedstock supply issues, a company official said on Wednesday.
“The production decrease will affect all ethylene-based units, which are polyethylene (PE), ethylene glycol (EG), as well as styrene monomer (SM), which will be run at lower rates until feedstock returns to its normal rates,” the official said.
Feedstock supply to the plants was being limited due to maintenance operations at EQUATE’s suppliers, he said.
“EQUATE will work closely with its customers to limit any potential effects related to these reductions and hopes to resume normal production rates as quickly as possible,” the official said.
The official stressed that there would only be production cuts at the plants and no shutdowns.
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