12 July 2011 11:00 [Source: ICIS news]
“[The] cracker started up and will be ramping up over the coming days,” the source said.
The maintenance began on 22 June.
Dow also has a 105,000 tonne/year butadiene (BD) extraction unit at the site which is also in the restart process, another company source said.
The extraction unit had been shut down because of the lack of crude C4 feedstocks from the cracker.
The Boehlen cracker also has the capacity to produce 225,000 tonnes/year propylene, according to ICIS data.
($1 = €0.71)
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