26 June 2013 17:48 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Mexico’s main polystyrene (PS) producer Resirene expects to restart a production train on Thursday, seeking to restore normal production, a company source said on Wednesday.
The 35,000 tonne/year train producing high impact polystyrene (HIPS) was stopped on 17 June, as the company advanced plans to perform programmed maintenance for the unit.
Initially, the plant was schedule to restart on 21 June, but late arrival of some key components has delayed the restart.
The company had inventories to cover domestic requirements during the stoppage.
Two other larger PS production trains at the site have been working normally.
Total PS production capacity at the Tlaxcala plant is 150,000 tonnes/year.
Resirene reduced exports to regional countries, giving priority to Mexico’s domestic supply, the source said.
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