Iran’s Jam Petchem to switch to LLDPE film, HDPE pipe output

04 September 2012 11:53  [Source: ICIS news]

JamSINGAPORE (ICIS)--Iran’s Jam Petrochemical plans to switch its production at its two plants in Asaluyeh to high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe and linear low density PE (LLDPE) production in October, a company source said on Tuesday.

At the site, the 300,000 tonne/year standalone HDPE plant, which is currently producing high molecular HDPE blow moulding grade, will be changed to HDPE natural pipe production, the source said.

“We are rather new in the pipe market. We plan to market this product to Turkey, CIS countries and domestically,” he said.

Jam’s other 300,000 tonne/year HDPE/LLDPE swing plant, which is producing HDPE injection grade, will be switched to LLDPE film production, the source said.

“This bimodal C4-LLDPE film is a terpolymer type which we are trying to market locally to the niche demand,” the source added.

Such C4-LLDPE film is used in the film packaging sector for heavy duty sacks.

Because of these switches in production, Jam has stopped accepting new orders starting from 1 September for 40 days for HDPE blow moulding grade.

Jam is an active exporter of HDPE blow moulding and injection grades into China.

“We may still accept some HDPE injection orders for now, but commitments will be small ahead of the change in production,” he said.

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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