18 August 2011 08:31 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia’s Chandra Asri is on track to expand the nameplate capacity at its 600,000 tonne/year ethylene cracker and 225,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) derivative facility at Merak in West Java by the end of 2015 or early 2016, company sources said on Thursday.
The producer is planning to increase its ethylene capacity by 400,000 tonnes/year to 1m tonnes/year, the sources added.
In addition, Chandra Asri will increase the capacity at its downstream high density PE (HDPE)/linear low density PE (LLDPE) swing plant from 225,000 tonnes/year to 425,000 tonnes/year, the sources said.
“The PE expansion will be completed shortly after the cracker’s expansion is done,” the sources added.
The producer will not be expanding its polypropylene (PP) facilities, which have a combined capacity of 480,000 tonnes/year.
Additional reporting by Peh Soo Hwee
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