China’s Sinopec Sabic Tianjin Petchem to shut cracker, units in 2012

06 September 2011 09:51  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Sabic Tianjin Petrochemical has scheduled to shut its 1m tonne/year naphtha cracker and its derivative plants in Tianjin for annual maintenance in 2012, a company source said on Tuesday.

The shutdown is likely to be in the third quarter of 2012, the source added.

The derivative facilities of the cracker include a 300,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit, a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit and a 450,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant, the source added.

A distributor said that the shutdown for all the plants would last for two months, but this was not confirmed by the source at Sinopec Sabic Tianjin Petrochemical.

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