Sinopec Guangzhou Petchem shuts PE plant for maintenance

26 May 2010 08:29  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS news)--Sinopec subsidiary Guangzhou Petrochemical has shutdown its 200,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant for scheduled maintenance on 25 May, a company source said on Wednesday.

The maintenance would last around one week, the source added.

Such a short-duration shut down would not create a significant impact on fundamentals, according to market sources.

Guangzhou Petrochemical’s 220,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker and 170,000 tonne/year polypropylene plant, which are located at the same site, are currently running at normal rates, the company source said.

The company is based in Guangzhou - the southern province of Guangdong - where it also runs a 13m tonne/year refinery.

Amy Yu from CBI contributed to this story

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