Philippines' JG Summit eyes trial restart of PP and PE units in April

27 February 2014 08:20  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Philippines’ JG Summit Petrochemical is eyeing a trial restart of its polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) plants in mid-April, a company source said on Thursday.

The 210,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) plant was shut for expansion, while the 190,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant was taken off-line for upgrading works in March 2013. Both plants are located in Batangas.

The same site houses a new naphtha cracker, which can produce 320,000 tonnes/year of ethylene.

The cracker will supply the feedstock to JG Summit’s 210,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) plant and 190,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant.

The naphtha cracker is expected to start up in March, according to traders previously.

By: Angeline Soh
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