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

27 June 2012 07:06  [Source: ICIS news]

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

The maintenance shutdown 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 linear LDPE (LLDPE)/high density PE (HDPE) swing plant, and a 300,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit, will also be shut during the period, the source said.

The source did not elaborate on the reason for the delay.

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

By: Lizzie Yu

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