India’s Reliance ramps up production at restarted Dahej PVC plant

15 October 2012 09:18  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--India’s Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is currently ramping up production at its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) facility at Dahej, Gujarat, an industry source said on Monday.

The company expects the run rate at the 200,000 tonne/year PVC plant to reach 100% later on Monday, the source said.

The plant resumed production on 13 October after a scheduled two-week maintenance, the source said.

The unit’s restart was delayed by a few days as a vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) facility at the site that provides feedstock to the plant also had a delayed resumption of operations. The VCM plant restarted on 12 October, the source said.

Demand for PVC in India is currently on a post-monsoon slump. Regional producers expect buying to pick up in end-October, market players said.

By: Veena Pathare
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