28 October 2010 17:03 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Eastman Chemical on Thursday began to restart one of its Longview crackers in Texas, which was down for planned maintenance, the company said in a public filing.
The 358,000 tonne/year cracker was taken off line on 18 October.
No other details were available. Eastman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The company has two other crackers in Longview, each with 141,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity.
One of those crackers was idled in November 2008, but Eastman plans to restart the unit in early 2011 as a result of forecasts for improved US olefins demand.For more on ethylene visit ICIS chemical intelligence
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