Indonesia’s Chandra Asri raises cracker run rates to 90% in Sept

23 August 2012 09:40  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia’s Chandra Asri plans to ramp up production at its 600,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Cilegon in West Java next month following a drawdown on its polymer inventories, a company official said on Thursday.

 “We plan to raise the cracker operating rates to 90% because we are low on polyethylene and propylene inventories,” he said.

The cracker is currently running at around 85% of capacity, the company official said.

Chandra Asri is the sole cracker operator in Indonesia. It also operates a high density polyethylene (HDPE)/linear low density PE (LLDPE) swing facility in Cilegon that has a production capacity of 200,000-225,000 tonnes/year.


By: Helen Lee
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