Eastman to shut down US cracker in Oct for maintenance

29 August 2012 19:46  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Eastman Chemical will shut down one of its Longview crackers in Texas in October for a turnaround, the company said on Wednesday.

The 358,000 tonne/year unit will go down on 3 October for three weeks, a spokesperson said.

The cracker will undergo routine maintenance, inspection and cleaning, the spokesperson added.

Eastman has two smaller crackers in Longview, each with 141,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity.

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