Lotte Chemical UK's Wilton PET plant back up by weekend

05 September 2013 11:29  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Lotte Chemical UK's Wilton polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant, which is currently on force majeure, should be running steadily by the weekend of 7-8 September, a company source said on Thursday.

"The plant should be back online and steady by the end of the week, so by the weekend it should be online and steady," the source said.

Force majeure on Lotte's laser plus grade PET out of the 165,000 tonne/year facility was declared on 2 August, following problems with the solid state polymerisation (SSP) unit.

"We had stocks for the non-reheat [universal] grade and we continue to receive material unaffected. Reheat laser plus is 90% of our sales," the source said.

"All being well we will ship material at the beginning of next week," he added.

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