Sasol's monomer and polymer units back on stream after shutdown

17 October 2012 17:24  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--South Africa's Sasol's Secund-based monomer and polymer units are fully operational after month-long scheduled maintenance, a source at the company said on Wednesday.

"All the monomers and polymers units in Secunda and Sasolburg are currently in operation and are on specification. Statutory and repair work was successfully completed on all plants during the September scheduled maintenance shutdown," the source said.

The monomer units at its Secunda synfuels complex were expected to be shut down from 31 August to 29 September for major annual maintenance. The source did not specify a restart date.

The Secunda complex includes ethylene and propylene monomer units as well as two polypropylene (PP) plants, according to ICIS Plants and Projects.

"One of our PP units in Secunda has undergone its scheduled maintenance shutdown in the past month as part of the broader Secunda scheduled maintenance shutdown. This plant has successfully been started up after this turnaround. All our PE [polyethylene] units are fully operational," the company source said.


By: Cuckoo James
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