China’s Sinopec's Maoming Petrochemical to shut cracker on 13 Feb

30 January 2012 01:42  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Maoming Petrochemical will shut down its 380,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Maoming, southern province of Guangdong, for maintenance next month, a company source said late on Sunday.

“The cracker will be shut down for 13 days from 13 to 25 Feb,” the source told ICIS.

The cracker’s derivate downstream facilities, including a 120,000 tonne/year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant, a 200,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant and a 170,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant, will also be shut down at the same time, the source said.

The domestic supply of LDPE, LLDPE and PP will be tight because of the cracker shutdown, one market source said.

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By: Rain Dong

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