Malaysia’s Titan shuts HDPE/LLDPE swing plant on power outage

21 April 2011 11:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysia's Titan Chemicals has shut down its 205,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (PE)/linear low density PE (HDPE/LLDPE) swing plant at Pasir Gudang on Thursday because of a power outage, a source close to the company said.

The plant will be shut for five days, the source said.

Titan’s other facilities at the site includes a 480,000 tonne/year PP plant as well as its No 1 and 2 naphtha crackers, which have a combined capacity of 720,000 tonnes/year.

They were not affected by the disruption in electricity supply as they were running on the company’s power generator, he said.

The regional HDPE market is under pressure because of weak downstream demand. The resultant production loss at Titan's plant shutdown might ease the downward price pressure, regional traders said. 

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