Thailand's PTTGC plans second turnaround for HDPE plant in mid-May

14 March 2013 02:11  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) plans to shut another of its high density polyethylene (HDPE) plants at Map Ta Phut in mid-May for a 10-day turnaround, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The producer had planned to shut a 250,000 tonne/year HDPE plant from end-April for a 15-day turnaround, according to the source.

Once that plant resumes production, PTTGC would shut another of its HDPE plants for maintenance, the source said.

The producer’s two other HDPE plants have a capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year and 300,000 tonnes/year respectively.

However, the source could not confirm which of these plants is scheduled for maintenance in mid-May.

The producer was not immediately available for comment.

By: Chow Bee Lin
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