China’s Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao to shut BR plant on 15 October

25 September 2012 08:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao Co plans to shut down its 120,000 tonne/year butadiene rubber (BR) plant in October for about a month, industry sources said on Tuesday.

An expected shortage of feedstock butadiene requires that the plant be taken off line, the source said, citing a scheduled clean-up of BD storage tanks at the site.

The company plans to conduct maintenance at the BR plant while it is shut, the source said.

Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao is a major BR producer in east China.


By: Miki Jiang



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