Equipolymers maintenance on PET in Germany to end late February

20 February 2014 17:18 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Equipolymers is due to restart the smaller of its two polyethylene terephthalate (PET) lines in Germany in the week commencing 24 February, after unplanned maintenance, a company source said on Thursday.

The 160,000 tonne/year unit in Schkopau, Germany, should be down for around 10 days, the source added.

There were no details given as to the reason for the shutdown.

Equipolymers has a second, larger line of 175,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS data.

Equipolymers recently modified a portion of its production capacity at Schkopau, to produce its new PET resin Bisneinex, designed for large bottling applications.

Equipolymers is a fully owned subsidiary of MEGlobal, the joint venture between Dow Chemical and Petrochemical Industries Co (PIC) of Kuwait.

Follow me on Twitter 

Please visit the complete ICIS plants and projects database

By Caroline Murray