China’s Fushun Petrochemical to delay restart of PP, PE facilities

27 August 2013 05:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE(ICIS)--China’s Fushun Petrochemical, a PetroChina subsidiary, plans to postpone the restart of its polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) facilities in Liaoning province to late September or October, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

The two facilities were originally scheduled to resume production on 20 June, and subsequently 25 August, after they were shut on 15 May for maintenance, the source added.

A company source said the restart of the PP and PE plants has been delayed because of technical issues, but did not provide further details or the exact restart date.

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 has a 300,000 tonne/year PP unit and a 90,000 tonne/year PP unit.

By: Lizzie Yu

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