India's Haldia Petchem ramping up output at cracker, PE, PP units

02 August 2012 12:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--India-based Haldia Petrochemicals Limited (HPL) is in the process of ramping up production at its cracker and polymer plants in West Bengal after securing sufficient naphtha feedstock, a company source said on Thursday.

The plants were effectively running at less than 50% of capacity for the past two months, as the company faced issues in securing naphtha feedstock, the source said.

“The crackers, PE [polyethylene] and PP [polypropylene] facilities will run at 90% in August or maybe even higher,” the source said.

Its naphtha cracker at the site has a 670,000 tonne/year ethylene capacity. The company also has a 340,000 tonnes/year PP plant, a 370,000 tonne/year high density PE (HDPE)/linear low density PE (LLDPE) swing plant and a standalone 330,000 tonne/year HDPE facility at the site, the source said.

Haldia Petrochemical is an active exporter of HDPE monofilament yarn and natural pipe 100 grades.

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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