LyondellBasell US LDPE plant has production problems – buyers

23 January 2012 20:54  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Polyolefins producer LyondellBasell is expected to temporarily reduce production at its low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Morris, Illinois, following a problem last week, sources said on Monday.

A buyer said it received confirmation of the production problems from LyondellBasell, which said they stemmed from a minor disruption at one of the plant's reactors.

The problem is expected to result in minor delays in meeting shipping dates, the buyer said.

A company spokesman declined to comment on the production issues, citing a company policy against commenting on day-to-day operations or operating rates.

LyondellBasell operates a 275,000 tonne/year LDPE plant in Morris, according to ICIS plants and projects.

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