MOSCOW (MRC) -- PT Polytama Propindo is in plans to take a polypropylene (PP) unit off-stream for a maintenance turnaround, reported Apic-online.
A Polymerupdate source in Indonesia informed that the unit is expected to be taken off-line in end-January 2017. The planned maintenance is expected to remain in force until mid-February 2017.
Located in Balongan, Indonesia, the unit has a production capacity of 180,000 mt/year.
We remind that, as MRC informed earlier, in 2010, Chandra Asri, Dow Chemicals, Pertamina, Polytama and Try Polyta invested a total of USD1.12 bln in Indonesia as per an association of olefin and plastic industries. The projects planned by the five Indonesian petrochemical companies were expected to reduce a deficit in the supplies of petrochemical products.
PT Polytama Propindo was established in 1993 as a signifcant manufacturer of polypropylene resin (PP resin) in Indonesia. Polytama is taking a leading role in Indonesia's fast growing economy by utilizing the country wealth i.e. the secondary processing yield of oil and natural gas , through industrial manufacturing. The factory located in Balongan, Juntinyuat district, Indramayu-West Java, using one of the best technology in the world, the Spheripol technology of Montell (now LyondellBasell), with an installed capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year.
Two years later the construction of the factory was completed on July 27, 1995 and PT Polytama Propindo started the production (the product trade name: Masplene), the supply of raw material propylene with high purity from PERTAMINA refinery UP-VI (now RU-VI ) Balongan. In 1996, and the plant capacity grown to 180,000 tons per year. Response to the addition of propylene production capacity of PERTAMINA RU-VI in 2004, PT Polytama Propindo increased its capacity to 200,000 tons per year.