Lotte Chemical shuts down UK PTA plant as planned

31 August 2011 17:13  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Lotte Chemical UK has shut down its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant in Wilton, England, as planned, said a company source on Wednesday.

“[I] confirm the plant is offline and the shutdown is on plan. It takes a couple of days to bring off line fully and the process of taking off line started earlier in the week, ” said Mark Kenrick, business director for Lotte Chemical UK.

The planned shutdown is a legal requirement that typically takes between two and three weeks.

The Wilton plant in northeast England, which has a PTA capacity of 500,000 tonnes/year, is due back on line around 20 September.

“Assuming no surprises, we should be back on line by the 20th,” said Kenrick.

Lotte Chemical UK manufactures and sells polyester intermediate PTA and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin for use in the packaging industry.

For more on PTA visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Caroline Murray
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