06 September 2012 11:17 [Source: ICIS news]
The increase is more than 10 percentage points from August’s operating rate.
“We will operate the cracker at above 90% this month because of low inventories and good domestic demand,” he said.
Showa Denko had reduced the cracker operating rates to 80% capacity in August, down from July’s operating rate of 85% capacity because downstream production including polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) was affected by a lightning strike on 12 August, the official said.
The PE and PP plants are located in
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