Thai TPI Polene’s Map Ta Phut EVA plant shut for maintenance

31 May 2012 04:29  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--TPI Polene’s 158,000 tonne/year ethylene vinyl acetate/low density polyethylene (EVA/LDPE) swing plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, is currently shut for maintenance and is scheduled to restart before mid-June, a company official said on Thursday.

The plant was taken off line on 26 May after some deferment in schedule because of delays in the delivery of a spare part required for the maintenance, the source said.

“The shutdown will take around 10 to 15 days,” he said, although the exact restart schedule could not be confirmed yet.

Major EVA producers in Asia include Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corp (FPC) and USI; South Korea’s Hanwha Chemical, Honam Petrochemical and Samsung Total Petrochemicals; Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical, Tosoh Corp and DuPont-Mitsui Polychemicals; China’s BASF-YPC, Beijing Organic, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, and; The Polyolefin Co (Singapore).


By: Helen Lee
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