Japan Polyethylene to close Kawasaki HDPE in rationalisation plan

29 June 2012 12:22  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan Polyethylene has decided to close its 52,000 tonne/year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) line at Kawasaki permanently as part of its rationalisation process, the Japanese chemical producer said on Friday.

The unit in Kanagawa prefecture will be shut in April 2014, the company said.

Japan Polyethylene also operates another HDPE line at Kawasaki, two lines at Mizushima, Okayama prefecture, and two units at Oita, Oita prefecture, according to a company official.

The company's current total HDPE capacity is 475,000 tonnes/year, the official said.

The combined operating rate of the HDPE plants at three locations is 80-85%, the official added.

Japan Polyethylene is a joint venture between Japan Polychem and Chisso Corp.


By: Tomomi Yokomura
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