Plant status: Thailand’s PTTGC cancels plan to shut LLDPE No 1

Source: ICIS News


SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Here is a plant status report:

Name: PTT Global Chemical

Location: Map Ta Phut, Thailand

Products: Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE)

Capacity (tonnes/year): LLDPE Plant 1 - 410,000

Event start: 12 January 2019

Event finish: 18 January 2019

Reason: Lack of co-monomer

Comments: The plant was originally scheduled to be shut for cleaning and catalyst change before production switches to MLLDPE grade first in January and second time on 7-9 February, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. However, the shutdown plans have now been cancelled.