15 April 2011 16:35 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US producer Westlake Chemical is scheduling a turnaround for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production at its Calvert City, Kentucky, complex in May, market sources said on Friday.
The PVC unit will be down for maintenance for about a week, a source said.
This is a result of a planned olefins turnaround at Westlake’s cracker on the same site.
The cracker will be off line for about three weeks, sources said.
Westlake did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Westlake has a PVC capacity of about 365,000 tonnes/year. Its cracker has a capacity of 195,000 tonnes/year.
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