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.
For more on PE and PP, visit ICIS chemical intelligence
Please visit the complete ICIS plants and projects database
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections