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Czech Unipetrol restarts steam cracker at Litvinov

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 20/10/2016 (14:37)
According to market sources, Czech petrochemicals producer Unipetrol has restarted its steam cracker with a capacity of 544,000 tons/year at Litvinov following a shutdown that lasted more than a year.

The company had shut the cracker on August 13, 2015 due to a leakage and repairs of the steam cracker lasted for more than ten months.

The site also has a production capacity of 320,000 tons/year of HDPE and 290,000 tons/year of PP. These plants reportedly resumed production a month after the shutdown through the company’s purchases of feedstocks.
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