MOSCOW (MRC) -- USI Group has shut its high density polypropylene (HDPE)/linear low density polypropylene (LLDPE), as per Apic-online.
A Polymerupdate source in Taiwan informed that the plant was shut early this week owing to weak demand fundamentals. It is likely to be restarted in mid-July 2015.
Located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the plant has a production capacity of 140,000 mt/year.
As MRC reported earlier, in mid-June 2015 PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), Thailand's largest petrochemical maker, shut its HDPE plant for maintenance turnaround. It is likely to remain off-stream for around 2 weeks. Located at Map Ta Phut in Thailand, the plant has a production capacity of 300,000 mt/year.
Besides, PTT Global Chemical PCL shut down for maintenance its olefins plant I-4/1 for 21 days from March 29, ahead of schedule. The shutdown, earlier planned for August, which involves cleaning up quench oil tower, will allow the plant to boost its efficiency faster and suit with the market situation.