Malaysia’s Petronas to stop Kerteh LLDPE film prod from Jan 2014

22 November 2013 11:59  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysian state-owned petrochemicals major Petronas plans to stop producing linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) film grade resins at its Kerteh site from January 2014, a source close to the company said on Friday.

The plan is to make only high density PE (HDPE) injection and LLDPE rotomoulding grades at its 120,000 tonne/year No 1 plant in Kerteh from January, he said.

The plant will focus on making HDPE injection grade with a melt flow index of four, which caters to a wide range of applications including household wares, he said.

LLDPE rotomoulding grades are mainly used in water storage tanks and road dividers, he added.

The producer’s No 2 plant in Kerteh with the same capacity will focus on producing HDPE film grades, the source said.

Author: Bee Lin Chow

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