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[News] Chandra Asri’s New 400KTA Polyethylene Plant Groundbreaking

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Chandra Asri’s New 400KTA Polyethylene Plant Groundbreaking

at Integrated Petrochemical Complex in Cilegon


Cilegon, 2 February 2018 – PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (TPIA), Indonesia’s largest integrated petrochemical company, has commenced the groundbreaking of a new Polyethylene (PE) Plant project with a capacity of 400 kilotons per annum (KTA). The ceremony was taken place at CAP’s integrated petrochemical complex in Cilegon, Banten province where the new plant will be constructed. Symbolically, the project’s groundbreaking was marked with commitment banner signing by CAP management which represented by Mr. Erwin Ciputra –President Director, and representatives from EPC contractors which includes Toyo Engineering Corporation (Toyo-Japan) by Mr. Tomohisa Abe – Director, Toyo Engineering Korea Limited (Toyo-Korea) by Mr. Toru Osanai – President & CEO, and PT Inti Karya Persada Tehnik (IKPT-Indonesia) by Mr. Eiji Hosoi – President Director.

This new PE plant facility will produce High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), and Metallocene LLDPE (mLLDPE). Some of the product applications for LLDPE and HDPE among others as blown film, rice bag, toy, bottle lid, shopping bag, houseware, rope, tarpaulin, pipe, container box, etc.

The rapid growth of the plastics and packaging industries in Indonesia has driven CAP to anticipate the high PE high domestic demand. “Indonesia’s current PE market demand is estimated around 1.4 million TPA and will continue to grow along with the country’s GDP. Our new PE plant will be an additional source of domestic supply of PE products thereby replacing imports and reducing the country’s foreign exchange outflow”, said Mr. Erwin Ciputra, President Director of CAP.

The total investment cost for such project is estimated by some US$350 million. The completion of project is scheduled by the end of 2019 and commence operation at the beginning of 2020. The Company currently operates a 336KTA of PE plant, therefore, this new construction of 400KTA PE plant will bring total CAP’s PE production to 736KTA.


About CAP

CAP, a subsidiary of PT Barito Pacific Tbk as the majority shareholders, is Indonesia's largest integrated petrochemical company producing olefins and polyolefins. CAP incorporates state-of-the-art technologies and supporting facilities located in Cilegon and Serang of Banten province. CAP is the only producer who operates a naphtha cracker, and is the sole domestic producer of ethylene, styrene monomer and butadiene. In addition, CAP is also the largest polypropylene producer in Indonesia. CAP produces plastic raw materials and chemicals used for packaging products, pipes, automotive, electronics, etc. For more information, please visit www.chandra-asri.com.

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