Mexico’s Pemex to shut HDPE Asahi plant for maintenance on 6 April

13 March 2013 01:56  [Source: ICIS news]

MEXICO CITY (ICIS)--Mexico’s sole polyethylene producer Pemex will stop operations at its 100,000 tonnes/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) Asahi plant on 6 April for programmed maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday.

The Asahi plant produces HDPE injection grades. The plant’s production train A will stop operating on 6 April and maintenance is expected to last 60 days, the source said on the sidelines of the Plastimagen 2013 plastics conference.

Maintenance will consist of replacing the entire extruder of the plant, the source added.

Pemex also plans to perform a similar procedure on its 80,000 tonne/year Mitsui plant, which is used for the production of HDPE blow-moulding material.

The conference lasts through Friday.

By: George Martin
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