16 July 2012 04:04 [Source: ICIS news]
The cracker and derivative polyolefin plants at the same site were taken off line in early July for maintenance. The derivative plants include 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, according to a company source.
“The plants were shut in early July and while it is difficult to fix an exact restart date, they are scheduled to restart within the first half of August,” the official said.
The official added that the cracker was operating at 100% of capacity prior to the shutdown.
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