Asian butadiene plants to undergo maintenance in 2017
In China, Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Company Limited will shut its 90,000 tons/year butadiene line at the end of March for 40 days. A shutdown will also be conducted at Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Company’s 165,000 tons/year butadiene line. The maintenance will start in April and last for 45 days. The concurrent maintenances of SECCO and Zhenhai will influence supply levels in the Eastern part of China.
China’s Sinopec Qilu Company’s butadiene plant with 170,000 tons/year of production capacity will be shut from April 20 to June for 45 days. Fujan Refining & Petrochemical Company Limited’s 180,000 tons/year line will also be shut in April and remain offline for 30 days.
CNPC Fushun Petrochemical‘s 140,000 tons/year butadiene line will shut from May to July for 45 days. With the above mentioned plant shutdowns in China, a total of 745,000 tons/year of butadiene production will be absent from the market in the March-July period.
In Southeast Asia, Malaysia’s Lotte Chemical Titan’s butadiene line will be shut in the middle of February for 40 days. The line has a production capacity of 100,000 tons /year of butadiene.
In Far East Asia, meanwhile, Taiwan’s CPC will shut its 100,000 tons /year butadiene line from February to April for 40-45 days.
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