GPCA '12: Turkey’s Petkim to shut LDPE line for turnaround in Dec

28 November 2012 13:19  [Source: ICIS news]

DUBAI (ICIS)--Turkish petrochemical producer, Petkim, is planning a scheduled maintenance at one of its two low density polyethylene (LDPE) lines in Aliaga, İzmir Province, in the second week of December for two and a half weeks, a company source said on Wednesday.

The LDPE plant has two lines – 260,000 tonnes/year of autoclave technology and 90,000 tonnes/year of tubular technology - the source said at the sidelines at the 7th annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) forum.

The larger line will be shut, while the smaller line will continue to operate during the turnaround, the source added.

Petkim has a 45% share of the Turkish domestic market, while the remainder is covered by imports from other regions such as Europe, Middle East and Iran, he said.

Author: Ong Sheau Ling

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