Corrected: Saudi's APC plans turnaround at PP units in Apr/May

02 March 2012 02:54  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined “Saudi’s APC plans three-week turnaround at PP units in Apr/May” dated 2 March 2012, please read in the first paragraph … Saudi Arabia’s Advanced Petrochemical Company (APC) plans to … instead of … Advanced Polypropylene Company plans to … A corrected story follows.

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Arabia’s Advanced Petrochemical Company (APC) plans to shut its two polypropylene (PP) units at Al-Jubail in April or May for a three-week long scheduled maintenance, a source close to the company said on Friday.

Each of the PP lines has a nameplate capacity of 225,000 tonnes/year, the source said.

The exact dates of the planned shutdown have yet to be fixed, the source said.

APC officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

The PP facilities produce only homo PP grades, such as yarn (raffia), injection and BOPP film, according to the source close to the company.

APC is 47%-owned by Saudi Industrial Development Fund, while the remaining 53% is held by private investors.

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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