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Egypt’s EPC to resume VCM operations

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 28/01/2015 (10:57)
In Egypt, a local PVC producer, EPC, had started a maintenance shutdown at their 88,000 tons/year VCM plant on January 10th. The shutdown was originally expected to last around 10 days but the duration went beyond initial estimates.

A source from the producer reported yesterday that their VCM line is expected to be operational as of today. Prior to the shutdown, EPC had highlighted that their PVC deliveries would not be affected negatively by the VCM maintenance given their comfortable stocks.

“We restarted our VCM line and we are planning to reveal our February PVC prices as of next Thursday. We think that our prices may preserve their current levels for the first half of February since the import market appears to be stabilizing. No further declines are anticipated for over the short term,” added a source from the company.

EPC’s PVC k67-68 prices remain at EGP7000/ton ($946/ton) while their k70 prices are at EGP7150/ton ($966/ton) on ex-Alexandria, cash not including VAT basis.
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