09 August 2007 09:32 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Sumitomo Chemical will shut its low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit at ?xml:namespace>
The 170,000 tonne/year plant will be shut for around 50 days, in line with the turnaround of its PP plants, the source said.
There are no plans to turn around its 110,000 tonne/year linear LDPE (LLDPE) plant at the same site, a source at Japan’s petrochemical major said.
The shutdown will have little impact on regional supply as
Total LDPE production in the first six months this year was 925,000 tonnes, about 5% more than the 883,000 tonnes produced in the same period last year, the association data shows.
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