Philippines DFE Chemical to restart PS unit in late April

10 April 2014 09:01 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Philippines-based polystyrene (PS) producer DFE Chemical plans to restart its 30,000 tonne/year unit in late April, a company source said.

The unit, located in Manila, was shut in early February amid weak demand for resins and a shortage of feedstock styrene monomer (SM).

SM cargoes are expected to arrive next week with plans for the PS restart in late April.

“We will start the PS plant after the Holy Week celebrations next week”, the source added.

Other PS producers in southeast Asia include Denka and Total Petrochemical in Singapore, Petrochemical Malaysia, Dow Indonesia and the Siam-Dow Group in Thailand.

By Clive Ong