Thai TPI Polene to shut Map Ta Phut EVA plant for maintenance

10 July 2012 09:03  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s TPI Polene plans to shut its 158,000 tonne/year ethylene vinyl acetate/low density polyethylene (LDPE) swing plant at Map Ta Phut around 15 July, a company source said on Tuesday.

The shutdown is expected to last 20 days, the source said.

The unit is currently operating at full capacity, the source said.

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 Corporation and Du-Pont-Mitsui Polychemicals; China’s BASF-YPC; Beijing Organic; DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, and; The polyolefin Co of Singapore (TPC)

By: Samuel Wong

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