China’s FREP to shut PE swing plants and PP plants for two months

26 September 2013 09:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Fujian Refining & Petrochemical (FREP) plans to shut its two polyethylene (PE) swing plants and two polypropylene (PP) units in Fujian, on 18 October for de-bottlenecking and expansion, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The two high density polyethylene (HDPE)/ linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) swing plants have a combined capacity of 800,000 tonnes/year, while the two PP units have a combined capacity of 400,000 tonnes/year.

The shutdown will last for about two months, the source added.

Following the completion of de-bottlenecking and expansion, the combined capacity of the HDPE/LLDPE swing plants will increase to 900,000 tonnes/year, while that of the two PP units will increase to 550,000 tonnes/year, the source said.

The producer runs a 120,000 tonne/year PP unit at the same site, which will also be shut during this period, the source said without adding further details.

By: Amy Yu

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