29 July 2011 20:39 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Eastman Chemical has restarted its 141,000 tonne/year Longview cracker 3 in northeast Texas, a market source said on Friday.
The cracker restarted on 28 July and has returned to full operating rates, the source said.
Eastman shut the unit down in the first week of July on account of a vibration problem.
The company has another 141,000 tonne/year cracker in Longview and a larger unit at the same site with 358,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity.
A spokesperson for Eastman could not be reached for comment.
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