India’s Supreme restarts HIPS line after repairs

13 May 2011 07:03  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--India’s Supreme restarted its high impact polystyrene (HIPS) line at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra on the first weekend of May after it was shut in January this year because of a technical glitch, a company source said on Friday.

“Repairs were done and the [HIPS] line was restarted temporarily as we have many backlogs to clear,” the source said.

The line may be shut again for the replacement of some technical parts, he added.

Meanwhile, the line is operating at 40-50% and is producing ample material for the needs of Supreme’s customers.

“We will only raise our operating rates once we secure orders for the forward months,” the source said.

Supreme has one GPPS (general purpose PS) line and two HIPS lines, with a nameplate capacity of 90,000 tonnes/year for each line.

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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