China’s BASF-YPC to restart EVA plant this week after outage

15 January 2014 07:55  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s BASF-YPC Co Ltd expects to restart its 200,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE)/ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) swing line in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on by the end of this week, sources close to the company said.

The plant, which was shut on 4 January because of shortage of feedstock ethylene, will resume production in tandem with the restart of its upstream cracker, the sources said.

BASF-YPC also operates a 200,000 tonne/year dedicated LDPE line at the same site that was also shut on 4 January. This unit is also scheduled to restart this week, the sources said.

By: Helen Lee

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