13 April 2011 09:20 [Source: ICIS news]
Two of the three lines, with a combined nameplate capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year, produce HDPE black and HDPE natural pipe grades, he said.
“Although the [turnaround] will complete by the end of the month, the production of the HDPE black pipe material will resume by 3 May. Production of HDPE natural grade will only commence again when the demand in
For HDPE Black 100, KPIC's offers to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) were heard at $1,750/tonne (€1,208/tonne) CFR (cost and freight). Material from GCC countries, meanwhile, were heard offered at $1,800/tonne, industry sources said, adding that Taiwanese offers were at close to $1,800/tonne CFR GCC.
KPIC's third HDPE line, which has a 250,000 tonne/year nameplate capacity, will likely restart by end-April, the company source said. This line produces film, yarn and injection grade HDPE.
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