China’s Sinopec Maoming shuts Guangzhou PP plant for maintenance

10 February 2012 08:49  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Maoming on 9 February shut its 170,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant at Maoming, Guangdong province, for maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

The plant was shut in line with the maintenance shutdown at its upstream 380,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker on 13-25 February, the source said.

The PP plant is expected to be restarted on 25 February, the source added.

In addition, the producer’s 120,000 tonne/year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant will be taken off line on 10 or 11 February for a turnaround that may last until 25 February, according to the source.

PP supply in the south China market will be tight as a result of Sinopec Maoming’s plant shutdown, a market player said.

However, the producer’s LDPE plant shutdown will not have a significant impact on spot supply as the plant’s capacity is small.

By: Rain Dong

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