13 Jan 2023
With the heavy shutdown schedules concentrated in January and February, market sources are expecting lower availability, especially for HDPE and LLDPE grades.
12 Jan 2023
Malaysia’s Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical (PRefChem) continues to work to bring all of its polyolefins units on stream this week after more than two months of remaining offline
11 Jan 2023
The company took the PP plant offline on 31 December 2022 following an unspecified technical issue. Initially, the unit was scheduled to come back on 15 January.
10 Jan 2023
Despite the lack of details on the shutdown, other suppliers started to introduce fresh hikes on PP and PE prices, taking into account the tightening supply outlook.
03 Jan 2023
The maker reported having sold out January allocations since mid-December 2022 thanks to the strong replenishment activities in China and South Asia.
According to market sources, Malaysia’s PrefChem has successfully started up its PP line after being taken off-stream in late October 2022 due to a fire incident at an interconnecting pipe at the adjacent refinery complex.
26 Dec 2022
With the new capacities coming online and the softening consumption growth, Chinese suppliers might be more active in exploring the export market.
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