28 October 2010 11:48 [Source: ICIS news]
“The cracker was originally meant to restart on 28 October after a maintenance shutdown, but there was a technical hitch at the last minute which prompted the company to delay the restart by a couple of days,” the source added.
The derivative units at Panipat would restart by 7 November, the source said.
“IOC is building up enough feedstock inventory before restarting the polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) plants,” he added. The PE and PP units were earlier planned to be restarted by end-October.
The cracker, together with its derivative units, was taken off line on 1 October.
Downstream operations at the IOC's Panipat facility include a 600,000 PP plant and a 650,000 tonne/year PE facility.
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