UpdateFHR to close Texas cracker, polymers plant

06 November 2008 16:31  [Source: ICIS news]

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HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Flint Hills Resources (FHR) will close its Odessa cracker and polymers facility in Texas to focus on polymer production elsewhere, the company said on Thursday.

FHR said the shutdown was anticipated for the first half of 2009.

The Odessa site includes polymer capacities of 95,000 tonnes/year polypropylene (PP), 195,000 tonnes/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) and 100,000 tonnes/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), according to ICIS plants and projects.

The company also operates a 350,000 tonne/year PP plant in Longview, Texas.

FHR’s cracker in Odessa has capacity for 348,000 tonnes/year. The company also owns a cracker in Port Arthur, Texas, with capacity for 621,000 tonnes/year.

For more on FHR’s plants, visit ICIS plants and projects 
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By: William Lemos
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