Siam Polyethylene to shut Thai LLDPE plants, elastomer unit in Nov

13 September 2013 05:54  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Siam Polyethylene plans to shut its two linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) facilities and its 220,000 tonne/year specialty elastomers unit at Map Ta Phut in November for a month-long turnaround, a source close to the company said on Friday.

The LLDPE facilities have a combined capacity of 650,000 tonnes/year, the source said.

The LLDPE and elastomer plants receive feedstock from a 900,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker operated by Map Ta Phut Olefins Co (MOC), which is scheduled for maintenance in November, the source said.

Siam Polyethylene is a 50-50 joint venture between US firm Dow Chemical and Thailand's Siam Cement Group.

By: Chow Bee Lin
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