06 August 2008 06:43 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--China-based Panjin Ethylene plans to shut down its 160,000 tonne/year cracker from around 15 August for scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.
"The turnaround is in our plan, not due to Olympic-related regulation," the source said adding that it would last for around 20 days.
Its aromatics complex was also slated to undergo a turnaround from mid-August. It produces 60,000 tonnes/year benzene, 16,000 tonnes/year toluene and 9,000 tonnes/year xylene.
Some derivative downstream plants including a 70,000 tonne/year styrene monomer (SM) unit, a 130,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant and a 50,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) facility would be shut down around the same time.
The company in Panjin city, in the northeastern province of Liaoning, is a subsidiary of Liaoning Huajin Chemical.To discuss issues facing the chemical industry go to ICIS connect
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