Indonesia's Chandra Asri runs cracker at near 100% for October

17 October 2012 11:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia's Chandra Asri is currently operating its 600,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Cilegon in West Java at a higher rate of close to 100% since 6-7 October, a company official said on Wednesday.

“We raised operating rates around 6-7 October to close to 100% because we need the propylene,” he said, adding that the cracker was operating at 85-87% capacity previously and it is likely to operate at near 100% for the rest of the month.

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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