A source from JG Summit Petrochemical informed SSESSMENTS.COM about the delays in restart of the company’s naphtha cracker and PE plant. Initially, the producer expects the naphtha cracker with a capacity of 320,000 tons/year ethylene and 190,000 tons/year propylene to come on-stream within week 5, January 27-31. However, at the moment the naphtha cracker is still off-line and slated to restart in February.
Likewise, the second HDPE/LLDPE swing plant with a capacity of 160,000 tons/year is still off-line at the moment. The line which was planned to restart on the week commencing January 20 is expected to be on-stream in the near time. However, the exact restart date cannot be ascertained yet. As informed to SSESSMENTS.COM, the producer revealed that supply for HDPE Film and LLDPE Film C4 is very tight at the moment, which leads to zero sales pressure.
Tags: Asia Pacific,English,EN PE SEA NSS,EN PP SEA NSS,Ethylene,NewsSSESSMENTS,Philippines,PlantsSSESSMENTS,Polyethylene (PE),Propylene,Southeast Asia Maintenance shutdown at PE plant,Naptha Cracker,Philippines JG SummitFebruary 6, 2020 4:28 PM