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PTT LNG increasing ethane capacity to meet rising demand for polymers

May 19/2017

MOSCOW (MRC) -- PTT LNG, a subsidiary of Thailand's PTT Plc, is planning to optimize its gas separation plants in Thailand to increase ethane production capacity to meet rising demand in the polymer industry, according to the Apic-online.

Specifically, the company plans to spend 21.4-million baht to upgrade its "gas separation unit 1."  Capacity of the unit will be increased to 500,000 t/y from 330,000 t/y currently.  The extra capacity is expected to feed PTT Global Chemical's operations.

The project will increase PTT LNG's total ethane production for its six gas separation plants to 2-million t/y.  A schedule for the project was not given.

As MRC informed before, PTT is on track to start commercial operations at its new 400,000 mt/year metallocene C6 linear low density polyethylene plant at Map Ta Phut, Thailand, in the first quarter of 2018. PTT will start up the plant by the end of this year.

PTT Global Chemical is a leading player in the petrochemical industry and owns several petrochemical facilities with a combined capacity of 8.45 million tonnes a year.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, ethylene, gas processing, petrochemistry, PTT Chemical, Thailand.
Category:General News
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