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Sharq to restart No. 4 MEG plant in Jubail in early March

February 28/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Saudi Arabias SHARQ, or Eastern Petrochemical Company, has planned to resume operations at its No.4 monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Saudi Arabia informed that, the company is expected to bring on-stream the plant following a maintenance turnaround in first week of March 2020. The plant was shut on February 6, 2020.

Located at Jubail in Saudi Arabia, the No. 4 MEG plant has a production capacity of 700,000 mt/year.

As MRC reported earlier, SHARQ shut its high density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) lines for a two-month turnaround in January 2020. Located in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, each of the two PE lines has a production capacity of 400,000 tons/year. The precise duration of the shutdown was not available at the time of press.

PTA is used to produce polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is used in the manufacturing of plastic bottles, films, packaging containers, in the textile and food industries.

As per MRC's ScanPlast report, the estimated consumption of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in Russia decreased by 16% year on year in December 2019. Russia's overall estimated PET consumption totalled 696,810 tonnes in 2019, up by 1% year on year (690,130 tonnes in 2018).
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:monoethylene glycol (MEG), PET-granulate, packaging, Sharq, Russia, Saudi Arabia.
Category:General News
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