Thailand’s PTT Chemical to restart LDPE unit after 25 December

23 December 2011 04:06  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s PTT Chemical plans to restart its 300,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Map Ta Phut after 25 December when it resumes production at its 515,000 tonne/year I-4 No 1 cracker, a source close to the company said on Friday.

The LDPE plant was shut in early December when the I-4 cracker was shut because of a technical problem, the source said.

PTT Chemical’s 400,000 tonne/year linear LDPE (LLDPE) plant at the same site has been operating at 80% since early December because of a shortage of feedstock ethylene supply resulting from the shutdown of the I-4 cracker, he said.

The producer plans to ramp up production at its LLDPE plant after the I-4 cracker is restarted, he added.

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