Saudi Arabia’s Kemya to shut LLDPE plant in Feb-March

23 January 2013 12:18  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company (Kemya) plans to shut its linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant in Al-Jubail from February to March, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The scheduled shutdown of the 800,000 tonne/year plant is expected to last for an estimated three weeks, and is likely to affect LLDPE supply.

“The shutdown is likely to tighten supply and may push up LLDPE prices,” the source said.

Kemya is a joint venture between Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and Exxon Chemical.

By: Muhamad Fadhil
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