China’s Tianjin Petrochemical to restart cracker, derivative plants

24 September 2012 04:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Tianjin Petrochemical is planning to restart its 200,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker and derivative plants at Tianjin city on 25 September after shutting them for scheduled maintenance in mid-August, a company source said on Monday.

The derivative units include a 120,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit and a 60,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit, the source said.

Some market players said PE and PP supply will increase following the restart of the plants. However, it may have little impact on the market because of the small capacities of the plants.

By: Doreen Zhao

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