China’s Lanzhou Petrochemical shuts LDPE plant on technical woes

08 January 2014 03:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Lanzhou Petrochemical, a subsidiary of state-owned oil giant PetroChina, shut its 200,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Gansu province on Wednesday because of a technical issue, a source close to the company said.

The company plans to resume production at the plant this weekend, the source said.

Local distributors said that the shutdown will have a limited impact on the LDPE market because of its expected short shutdown duration.

By: Lizzie Yu

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