China's Shanghai SECCO shuts cracker, PE, PP units

03 August 2011 07:09  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical has shut its 1.2m tonne/year naphtha cracker at Jinshan in Shanghai for 20 days of maintenance, a market source said on Wednesday.

The cracker was shut down on 3 August along with its derivative units, including a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, a 300,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit and a 250,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit, the source said.

The turnarounds by Shanghai SECCO have affected supply in the local PE market, as the company is a major producer of HDPE and LLDPE in eastern China, but has little impact on the local PP market, local distributors said.

Officials from Shanghai SECCO were not immediately available to comment on the shutdowns.

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By: Lizzie Yu

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