03 February 2012 08:31 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Qilu Petrochemical, a Sinopec subsidiary, plans to shut its 800,000 tonne/year cracker in Shandong province for regular maintenance in May, a source close to the company said on Friday.
The derivative facilities include a 140,000 tonne/year linear density polyethylene (LDPE), two high density PE (HDPE) plants each with a 70,000 tonne/year capacity, a 140,000 tonne/year linear LLDPE (LLDPE) and a 70,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant, the source said.
The maintenance will last for about 23 days, the source added.
Qilu Petrochemical plans to add a new 250,000 tonne/year HDPE plant in 2012, but another company source was unable to confirm if this maintenance is related to the construction of the new unit.
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