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PTTGC delays shutdown schedule of LLDPE plant in Thailand

July 02/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- PTT Global Chemical Public Co Ltd has postponed maintenance schedule at its linear low density polyethylene plant (LLDPE) plant to end of July 2020, reported CommoPlast with reference to market sources.

Based in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, the LLDPE unit has a production capacity of 400,000 tons/year. The plant is expected to remain off-stream for 20 days.

As MRC wrote before, PTT started commercial operations at its new 400,000 mt/year metallocene C6 linear low density polyethylene plant (MLLDPE) at Map Ta Phut, Thailand, in the first quarter of 2018.

Previously, PTT had 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.

According to MRC"s ScanPlast report, April LLDPE shipments to Russia rose to 42,830 tonnes from 36,790 tonnes a month earlier, production increased. Russia"s overall LLDPE shipments totalled 152,840 tonnes in the first four months of 2020, up by 13% year on year. SabSibNeftekhim accounted for the main increase in shipments.

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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