China’s Sinopec SABIC Tianjin plans cracker shutdown in August

05 June 2012 09:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical plans to shut down its 1m tonne/year naphtha cracker in the second half of August for 40 days, a company official said on Tuesday.

Its downstream units will also be shutdown at the same time, including a 450,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit and a 350,000 tonne/year phenol-acetone unit, the source said.

The company had achieved on-spec production at the phenol/acetone unit last month.

The facility is the largest phenol/acetone unit in China.

Sinopec SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical Company is located in Tianjin Binhai new area.

By: Lilian Hua

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