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Maintenance season ending in European PET market in Nov

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 24/10/2014 (17:06)
According to market sources, several European PET plants were shut for maintenance in the month of October and their scheduled restart dates fall around November, bringing capacity back to the market in the next one month.

Indorama Ventures is planning to restart its PET plant in Rotterdam, Netherlands in the first week of November. The plant is able to produce 418,000 tons/year PET. The plant was shut for a maintenance project in early October.

Novapet also reportedly plans to restart its 130,000 tons/year PET plant in Barbastro, Spain, by the middle of November. It was shut in October for 50-55 days.

Lithuania’s Neogroup shut its 310,000 tons/year PET plant in Klaipeda, Lithuania for maintenance in October. While the exact restart date was not specified, the plant was expected to be offline for around six weeks.

Equipolymers shut one of their two lines at their Schkopau, Germany plant in the middle of October for 5-6 weeks until early December. The plant has a capacity of 150,000 tons/year.
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