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PTTGC starts turnaround at LDPE plant in Thailand

September 25/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) has shut its low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit for a maintenance turnaround, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Thailand informed that, the company halted operations at the unit on September 24, 2020. The unit is likely to remain under maintenance till mid-October, 2020.

Located at Map Ta Phut in Thailand, the LDPE unit has a production capacity of 345,000 mt/year.

As MRC wrote before, PTTGC unexpectedly shut its LDPE unit in the morning of 9 September due to minor plant issue. The unit was expected to restart by 10 September.

Besides, PTTGC undertook a planned shutdown at its LDPE plant for turnaround on July 7, 2019. The plant remained shut for around 3 weeks.

PTT has a total capacity of 800,000 mt/year of high density polyethylene (HDPE), 345,000 mt/year of LDPE and 800,000 mt/year of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) at the same site.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, July estimated LDPE consumption in Russia decreased to 43,380 tonnes from 55,380 tonnes a month earlier. Angarsk Polymers Plant and Gazprom neftekhim Salavat cut thei shipments to the domestic market because of shutdowns for maintenance. Russia's estimated LDPE consumption grew to 335,000 tonnes in January-July 2020, up by 6% year on year. Despite the long outages, LDPE production increased, and imports also rose.

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.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, PTT Chemical, Russia, Thailand.
Category:General News
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