Artenius Spain PET line to shut down for maintenance in May

02 May 2013 15:47  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Artenius is to shut down the larger of its two polyethylene terephthalate (PET) lines in El Prat de Llobregat, Spain, for maintenance in May, the Spanish manufacturer’s marketing manager said on Thursday.

The shutdown will last for one week, from the second week of May.

"This short shutdown is due to a minor technical adjustment needed to ensure the optimum and process-safe operation of the production line during the peak season. This situation will not affect Artenius’ regular delivery commitments," the company source said in a statement.

Nameplate capacity at the site is confirmed at 170,000 tonne/year.

Meanwhile, Artenius' 80,000 tonne/year PET plant in Volos, Greece remains shut down.

Artenius' mother company, La Seda de Barcelona, is negotiating to stay afloat in what is a very challenging time for PET producers, which have been forced to operate at unsustainable margins.

($1 = €0.76)

By: Caroline Murray
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