China’s Shanghai Petrochemical to shut LDPE, HDPE plants

21 June 2011 09:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Shanghai Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Sinopec, plans to shut down its 190,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant and 250,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant for a turnaround in late July, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

The two plants are located in Shanghai.

"The maintenance will last for around one month,” the souce added.

The LDPE plant has two lines with a capacity of 90,000 tonnes/year and 100,000 tonnes/year respectively, the source said.

The company will build up its inventories to meet the demands of its contract customers, the source said.

Additional reporting by Amanda Zhang

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