03 August 2012 09:19 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Iran’s Jam Petrochemical has switched to producing high density polyethylene (HDPE) injection with melt flow of lower than 10 (low-MI) at one of its polymer facilities in Asaluyeh for up to two months from 2 August , a source close to the company said on Friday.
Prior to the change in output, its 300,000 tonne/year HDPE/linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) swing plant had been producing HDPE injection grades with melt flow of higher than 10 (high-MI), the source said.
Jam Petrochemical made the switch in production after taking into account reduced imports of high-MI HDPE injection by ?xml:namespace>
High-MI HDPE injection is used to manufacture products such as large containers, home appliances and toys, while low-MI HDPE injection is used to produce plastic craters and storage tanks.
Output at Jam Petrochemical’s 300,000 tonne/year HDPE/LLDPE swing plant is dedicated for exports.
Additional reporting by Amy Yu
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