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PTTGC plans to shut LLDPE plant in Thailand for maintenance

May 18/2017

MOSCOW (MRC) -- PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) is likely to take off-stream its linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) in Map Ta Phut, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Thailand informed that the company has schedule to shut the plant in June 2017 for maintenance. The plant is slated to remain off-line for around 4 weeks.

Located at Map Ta Phut in Thailand, the plant has LLDPE production capacity of 400,000 mt/year.

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 currently has a total capacity of 800,000 mt/year of high density polyethylene (HDPE), 300,000 mt/year of low density polyethylene (LDPE) and 400,000 mt/year of LLDPE at the same site.

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, LDPE, HDPE, PTT Chemical, Thailand.
Category:General News
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