10 October 2012 03:44 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Maoming shut its 250,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) line at its Maoming plant in Guangdong province at 21:30 hours local time (13:30 hours GMT) on 8 October, because of mechanical issues, a company source said late on Tuesday.
The LDPE line is expected to be shut for a few days, the source added. However, the details of the mechanical issues were not immediately available.
The company’s LDPE plant has one other line with a capacity of 120,000 tonnes/year. The line continues to run at an operating rate of 97% capacity, the source said.
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