China’s Jilin Petrochemical shuts LLDPE plant for maintenance

05 May 2014 04:14 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Jilin Petrochemical shut its 275,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant in Jilin province on 5 May for about 15 days of scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Monday.

The offline LLDPE plant, along with the imminent shutdown of Zhenhai Refining & Chemical’s and SINOPEC SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical’s LLDPE plants in May, is expected to boost market sentiment, market sources said.

Jilin Petrochemical has a 300,000 tonne/year high density PE (HDPE) plant at the same site, which is operating at full rate currently, the company source added.

By Doreen Zhao