05 April 2012 04:04 [Source: ICIS news]
The nature of the problem was not immediately revealed.
The outage of the cracker caused the shut down of derivative facilities including three 60,000 tonne/year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) units, one 200,000 tonne/year LDPE plant and two 70,000 tonne/year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) units, the source added.
The company had to shut the derivative units due to lack of sufficient inventories, the source said.
A 200,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit will be shut later but for now the company’s 40,000 tonne/year and 200,000 tonne/year PP unit were operating normally, the source added.
The shutdown is expected to last two to three days, the source said.
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