Mexico’s Pemex postpones HDPE Asahi plant maintenance

03 April 2013 22:52  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Pemex, the sole polyethylene (PE) producer in Mexico, has postponed maintenance at the high density polyethylene (HDPE) Asahi plant for a still undetermined period of time, a company source said on Wednesday.

Pemex had scheduled to stop its 100,000 tonnes/year HDPE injection Asahi plant on 6 April to replace the extruder – a process expected to last 60 days.

Pemex is not a large player in the HDPE domestic market. It was not clear what caused the change of plans.

Eventually, Pemex plans to perform a similar procedure in its 80,000 tonne/year Mitsui plant used for production of HDPE blow moulding material, something that could happen later in the year.

By: George Martin
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