China’s Lanzhou Petrochemical delays cracker, PE/PP maintenance

20 June 2012 08:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Lanzhou Petrochemical will delay the maintenance of its 460,000 tonne/year cracker and derivative polyolefin plants in Lanzhou, Gansu province, by about a week to 27 June from 20 June, a company source said on Wednesday.

The maintenance will last for about 45 days, the source added.

Its derivative plants at the same site, including a 200,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit, a 300,000 tonne/year LLDPE/HDPE (high density polyethylene) swing plant, and a 300,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit, will also be shut down during the period, the source said.

The source did say why the shutdown had been delayed.

PP and polyethylene (PE) supply may ease after the maintenance, local distributors said.

By: Lizzie Yu

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