02 August 2012 04:13 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s TPI Polene is pushing back the restart date for its 158,000 tonne/year ethylene vinyl acetate/low density polyethylene (LDPE) swing plant at Map Ta Phut to around the middle of August, because of mechanical issues, a company official said late on Thursday.
The plant was taken off line on 15 July for maintenance, which was initially expected to last 20 days.
“We had to delay the restart to around 10 to 15 August because of some mechanical problems and sizing issues of some equipment,” the company official said.
Major EVA producers in Asia include Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corp’s (FPC) , USI; South Korea’s Hanwha Chemical, Honam Petrochemical and Samsung Total Petrochemicals; Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical, Tosoh Corporation and DuPont-Mitsui Polychemicals; China’s BASF-YPC, Beijing Organic; DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers and The Polyolefin Co of Singapore (TPC).
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