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Egypt’s ETHYDO shifts to producing HDPE blow moulding

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 14/11/2016 (17:41)
According to a source from Egypt’s second PE producer, the Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO), the producer shifted production at their second line to HDPE blow moulding from HDPE film.

“We have started the trial production and we are yet to gauge the acceptance of our cargoes among our customers and receive their feedback before starting the official commercial production. We might start the commercial production by the upcoming month and we are yet to determine our new prices. Meanwhile, we have sufficient HDPE film cargoes to supply to the market and our deliveries are going smoothly," the source added.

The producer is currently offering at EGP17000/ton ($1914/ton) for LLDPE film grades on ex-Alexandria, cash excluding VAT basis. The official exchange rate is used for US dollar calculations.
In early November, ETHYDCO started to give offers for HDPE grades again. The producer’s new list prices for HDPE offers stand at EGP16500/ton ($1644/ton) for HDPE film and at EGP16700-17250/ton ($1664-1719/ton) for HDPE pipe (PE 80 and PE 100) with the same terms.
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