DuPont to shut down US cracker in late September - sources

19 September 2012 20:29  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--DuPont plans to shut down its Orange cracker in Texas in late September for a planned turnaround, market sources said on Wednesday.

The 680,000 tonne/year unit will go down on 28 September for up to two weeks, according to sources.

A DuPont spokesperson declined to comment, citing policy.

Two other crackers in Texas are scheduled to have maintenance in the next few weeks, while a third unit in Louisiana is scheduled for a shutdown in the fourth quarter.

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