China’s Shanghai Petrochemical to shut PE and PP units

09 October 2012 09:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shanghai Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Sinopec, plans to shut its 100,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit in Shanghai for a turnaround on 20 October, for about 20 days, a company source said on Tuesday.

The company also plans to shut its two polypropylene (PP) units that each have a 100,000 tonnes/year capacity at the same site, on 25 October for maintenance for about 15 days, the source said. 

Meanwhile, Shanghai Petrochemical’s  other 200,000 tonne/year PP unit, 90,000 tonne/year LDPE unit and a 250,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit at the same site will run normally during the maintenance period, the source added.

Local distributors said the supply of LDPE and PP to the domestic market may decrease as the result of the maintenance, as Shanghai Petrochemical is one of the major producers in east China.

By: Lizzie Yu

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