21 February 2012 08:50 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Qatar Chemicals (Q-Chem) is in the process of ramping up production at its 450,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit at Mesaieed after restarting the unit last weekend, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.
Q-Chem’s 250,000 tonne/year HDPE facility at the same site was operating at normal rates during the shutdown of the bigger unit, the source said.
A company official could not be reached for comment.
“Supply [of HDPE] will still be a little tight for the rest of February up till first half of March. Regular shipments should resume by end March,” the source close to the company said.
Q-Chem is a joint venture between US-based Chevron Phillips Chemical and state-owned Qatar Petroleum.
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