01 April 2008 23:32 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--The planned shutdown of one of the two Copesul ethylene (C2) crackers at the Triunfo complex in Brazil should not disrupt polyethylene supplies in the country, a source with Copesul owner Braskem said on Tuesday.
Copesul, a Braskem company that produces basic petrochemicals, shut down its Plant 1 on Monday for planned maintenance and upgrades, a Braskem source said.
The 30-day shutdown was expected to result in a production loss of 60,000 tonnes of ethylene.
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Copesul produces nearly 34.3% of the ethylene produced in
During the shutdown, the company’s Plant 2 will operate normally. The Plant 1 facility was inaugurated in 1982 and produces 60% of the ethylene produced by Copesul.
The shutdown was estimated to cost Brazilian reais (R) 334m ($191m).
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