China’s Fushun Petchem to delay PP, PE units restart by a month

18 June 2013 08:22  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Fushun Petrochemical, a PetroChina subsidiary, plans to postpone the restart date of its polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) facilities in Fushun, Liaoning province to after mid-July from mid-June originally, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

The plants were shut on 15 May for schedule maintenance, according to the source. It did not disclose the reason for the delay.

The PE facility comprises a 140,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, a 350,000 tonne/year HDPE unit and a 450,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit.

The PP facility comprises a 90,000 tonne/year PP unit and a 300,000 tonne/year PP unit.

By: Lizzie Yu

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