16 May 2012 12:46 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--State-owned Indian Oil is running both its 300,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) lines at a 100% operating rate, after the second line restarted late last week, a company source said on Wednesday.
The first PP line at the site had been running at full capacity since earlier last week.
The site, in Panipat, India, also features an upstream 857,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker and a high density polyethylene (HDPE) and HDPE/linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) swing plant, which have a combined nameplate capacity of 650,000 tonnes/year. These units have been running at full capacity since last week.
The entire Panipat petrochemical complex was shut from 6–29 April for maintenance.
“We are building good stock levels now and are able to initiate exports,” the company source added.
Indian Oil exports polyolefin grades such as LLDPE roto-moulding, HDPE film, HDPE injection and PP raffia.
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