China’s Daqing Petchem shuts crackers, PE/PP units for turnaround

06 August 2013 06:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Daqing Petrochemical shut its two 600,000 tonne/year naphtha crackers and derivative polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) plants in Heilongjiang province on 5 August for about 15 days of regular maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday.

The derivative plants include a 65,000 tonne/year and a 200,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) units; three 80,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) units; 85,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit; 250,000 tonne/year and 300,000 tonne/year HDPE/LLDPE swing units and a 100,000 tonne/year PP unit.

Domestic PE supply in China is expected to tighten and push prices higher because of the shutdown at Daqing Petrochemical’s facilities, market sources said.

By: Doreen Zhao

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