Singapore’s TPC to shut PE, PP units next week for maintenance

14 July 2011 09:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--The Polyolefin Co (TPC) will shut part of its polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) facilities on Jurong Island on 20 or 21 July for a 40-day scheduled turnaround, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

Facilities included in the maintenance are a 70,000 tonne/year low density PE/ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer (LDPE/EVA) swing plant, and two PP lines with a capacity of 220,000 tonnes/year each, the source said.

One of the PP plants will be expanded by 40,000-50,000 tonnes/year in a debottlenecking process during the shutdown, he said.

The producer’s other PE and PP plants on Singapore's Jurong Island, including a 180,000 tonne/year LDPE plant and three PP plants with a combined capacity of 215,000 tonnes/year, have not been included in the maintenance schedule, he added.

TPC was not immediately available for comment.

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