06 July 2010 10:10 [Source: ICIS news]
GUANGZHOU (ICIS news)--China’s Liaoning Huajin Tongda Chemicals Co will begin a maintenance shutdown at its Panjin site in Liaoning province on 20 July, a company source said on Tuesday.
The turnaround would last for around 20 days, the source added.
The company’s 450,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker and its downstream derivative plants, which comprise of a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, a 230,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant and a 150,000 tonne/year styrene monomer (SM) line, would be shut down during that period, according to the source.
The cracker and its derivative plants are currently operating at 70%, the source said.
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Commercial operations at Liaoning Huajin Tongda’s refinery, cracker and its derivative units, began on 5 February, according to an earlier company statement.
Liaoning Huajin Tongda Chemicals Co is a subsidiary of the Liaoning Huajin Chemical Industry Group.For more on polyethylene, polypropylene and styrene, visit ICIS chemical intelligence
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