Spain’s Cepsa Quimica to shut down for maintenance

21 March 2013 17:31  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Cepsa Quimica’s 175,000 tonne/year San Roque’s polyethylene terephthalate (PET) site in Spain is scheduled to shut down for maintenance for two weeks on 1 April, a few weeks later than originally planned, a company source said on Thursday.

The slight delay was partly a result of strong demand from Cepsa Quimica's customers in the first quarter, the source said.

Shutdowns at Novapet and La Seda de Barcelona also contributed to the decision to postpone the outage, "so as not to affect the industry," he added.

Artenius's 80,000 tonne/year PET plant in Greece remains shut down, and while there was no official comment regarding a restart, one source said it had been told that the plant would resume in the middle of April.

The site originally went down for maintenance and has not been restarted, but there was no comment from an Artenius source.

Spain's Novapet has shut down one of its PET lines in Barbastro, Spain, in order to prepare it for a more speciality-focused output.

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