Thai Indorama Ventures restarts Lithuania PET after maintenance

03 May 2013 10:54  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Thailand-based Indorama Ventures’ polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant in Klaipeda, Lithuania, restarted at the end of April after a month-long maintenance shutdown, a company source said on Friday.

"We have Klaipeda back up and it started production earlier this week, [we] expect full operations over this weekend," he said.

Nameplate capacity at the site is 198,000 tonnes/year.

Rates at Indorama’s 150,000 tonne/year Ottana plant in Italy and the 155,000 tonne/year unit in Workington, in the UK, have been increased, albeit not to optimal levels. Should demand improve these will be increased further, according to the source.

The 140,000 tonne/year operation at Wloclawek in Poland and two 390,000 tonne/year lines in Rotterdam, the Netherlands are "running well".

($1 = €0.77)

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