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PTTGC shut HDPE plant in Thailnd for maintenance

June 04/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- State-owned PTT Global Chemical Public Co Ltd (PTTGC) has shut its one of HDPE units for a planned maintenance since  25 May 2020, reported CommoPlast with reference to market sources.

Based in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, the HDPE plant is having a production capacity of 300,000 tons/year.

The HDPE plant is expected to remain offstream until 9 June 2020.

Meanwhile the other 200,000 tons/year HDPE plant is still operating.

In addition, the company is planning to shut one of its linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit with production capacity of 400,000 tons/year in July for 20 days and 300,000 tons/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in September for 24 days.

As MRC informed before, PTT Global Chemical Public Co Ltd resumed operation at its LDPE units by 17 March 2020 following an emergency shutdown during mid of February 2020. The unit is designed to produce 400,000 tons/year and had been shut longer than expected, which players attributed to the draught issue in Thailand.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, April estimated HDPE consumption in Russia fell to 69,130 tonnes from 78,220 tonnes a month earlier. ZapSibNeftekhim significantly increased its export sales to China. Overall HDPE imports to the Russian market totalled 377,450 tonnes in the first four months of 2020, which corresponds to the last year's figure. Production increased significantly, and exports also grew by 5 times.

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, Rossiya, Thailand.
Category:General News
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