11 August 2011 15:05 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based producer Eastman Chemical was restarting its HCC-4 Longview cracker in Texas, following repairs on one of the unit's cracking furnaces, the company said on Thursday.
Maintenance at the 358,000 tonne/year unit began on 3 August.
The cracker was only partially off line, Eastman said in a public filing.
A company spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Eastman has two other smaller crackers in Longview, each with 141,000 tonnes/year production capacity.
The company shut down one of those units for three weeks in July to repair a vibration issue.
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