Corrected: Brazil Braskem plans to shut down Triunfo 2 cracker for 30 days

20 October 2011 20:55  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined “Brazil Braskem plans to shut down Triunfo 2 cracker for 30 days” dated 20 October 2011, please read in the second paragraph … The 992m lb/year (450,000 tonne/year) unit … instead of … The 992,000 tonne/year unit …. Please read in the third paragraph … with 1.5bn lb/year of capacity… instead of … 1.5m tonnes/year of capacity …. Please read in the fourth paragraph … 2.8bn lb/year of ethylene capacity … instead of … 2.8m tonne/year …. A corrected story follows.

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Brazilian petrochemicals maker Braskem plans to shut down its Triunfo 2 cracker in the south of Brazil at the end of the month for planned maintenance, the company said on Thursday.

The 992m lb/year (450,000 tonne/year) unit will be off line for about 30 days, a spokesperson said.

Braskem has a second steam cracker at the site, Triunfo 1, with 1.5bn lb/year of capacity.

The company also has two crackers in Camacari – northeastern Brazil – with a combined 2.8bn lb/year of ethylene capacity.

For more on ethylene visit ICIS chemical intelligence
For more on Braskem’s plants visit ICIS plants and projects


By: William Lemos
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