China’s Sinopec Qilu to shut PP, PE units in April for maintenance

01 April 2013 07:38  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Qilu Petrochemical, a Sinopec subsidiary, plans to shut its polyethylene (PE) units and 70,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant at Zibo on 8-29 April for scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Monday.

The PE units comprise two high density polyethylene (HDPE) units, each with 70,000 tonne/year capacity, a 140,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit and a 250,000 tonne/year HDPE/LLDPE swing plant.

The supply of PE and PP in the Chinese domestic market may decrease as a result of Sinopec Qilu’s plant turnaround, according to local distributors.

By: Lizzie Yu

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