02 August 2013 09:10 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia’s Polytama Propindo plans to shut its 380,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant at Balongan, West Java in Indonesia on 12 August, a source at plastics distribution company Bukitmega Masabadi said on Friday.
The plant will be down for two weeks as transport restrictions in the first half of August will hamper cargo deliveries in Java Island, the source said.
Truck deliveries will be severely hampered in the first half of August because local road systems would prioritise passengers one week before and after the week-long Lebaran holiday from 8 August, the source said.
Lebaran or Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, which is a Muslim fasting month observed in most parts of southeast Asia.
“Production has to stop because we won’t be able to deliver cargoes in the first half of August and our warehouses will be full by then,” the source said.
Polytama Propindo produces 15,000 tonnes/month of PP for Bukitmega Masabadi under a tolling agreement, he said.
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