Eastman Chemical completes maintenance at US cracker

30 May 2012 22:21  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Eastman Chemical has completed maintenance work at its HCC-3 Longview cracker in Texas, the company said on Wednesday, adding that the unit is expected to be on line in the next few days.

Eastman took the 141,000 tonne/year cracker down on 9 May, for a three-week planned turnaround.

Commissioning activities are in progress now and the plant should be back on line later this week, a spokesperson said.

Eastman has a second cracker with 141,000 tonnes/year of capacity in Longview and a larger unit with 358,000 tonnes/year of capacity.

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