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 ?xml:namespace>
The unit in Kanagawa prefecture will be shut in April 2014, the company said.
Japan Polyethylene also operates another HDPE line at
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.
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