05 September 2008 08:18 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--China Panjin Ethylene plans to restart its 160,000 tonne/year ethylene cracker on 10 September after a one-month shutdown which began on 11 August, said a company source on Friday.
The two PP/PE plants were shut down on 12 August due to the turnaround of the upstream ethylene cracker following a mechanical issue and a soft market, added the source.
Another downstream 70,000 tonne/year styrene monomer (SM) unit was also shut down at the same time and had no scheduled restart date, the source said.
The aromatics unit which was also shut down on 12 August will undergo a longer turnaround than the cracker and therefore would not be restarted in the first half of September, said the source, adding the unit could produce 60,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 16,000tonnes/year of toluene and 9,000tonnes/year of xylene.
Panjin Ethylene, a subsidiary of Liaoning Huajin Chemical, is located in Panjin city, ?xml:namespace>
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