16 October 2008 09:21 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Bandar Imam Petrochemical Co (BIPC) plans to shut down its 400,000 tonne/year cracker at Bandar Imam, Iran, for 50-60 days in late October for a “scheduled revamp”, a source close to the company said on Thursday.?xml:namespace>
Some modifications to the cracker would be involved, he said but declined to provide further details.
The source said that ethylene feedstock for BIPC’s derivative units would be supplied by Marun Petrochemical, which runs a 1.1 m tonne/year cracker at the same site, during this period.
The derivative plants include a 100,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit, and a 60,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit.
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