16 September 2010 10:41 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--SINOPEC SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical Co shut its 200,000 tonne/year butadiene (BD) plant on Wednesday, following an outage at the company's upstream cracker over the weekend, a source close to the company said on Thursday.
The BD unit was expected to restart on 19 September, he said, adding that around 2,500 tonnes of output would be lost during the five-day outage at the plant.
The company operates a petrochemical complex in Tianjin, which comprises a downstream 40,000 tonne/year ethylene oxide (EO) unit and a 360,000 tonne/year ethylene glycol (EG) plant. The complex also includes a 300,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LLDPE) facility, a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit and a 450,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant, according to the source.
With additional reporting by Amber Liu from CBI and Helen Yan
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