China’s Yanan Refinery shuts PP unit for regular maintenance

03 May 2013 09:51  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Yanan Refinery shut its 200,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit in Shaanxi province during the Labour Day holiday on 29 April-1 May for regular maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

The company plans to restart the unit after 20 days of maintenance, the source added.

Its other 100,000 tonne/year PP unit at the same site is operating at 100% capacity.

According to the market sources, a decrease in supply expected as a result of the turnaround may have little impact on the market because of continued weak demand in the Chinese PP market.

By: Doreen Zhao

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