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Mexico's Braskem Idesa shuts cracker, PE lines

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 19/10/2016 (14:08)
According to market sources, Mexico’s petrochemical producer Braskem Idesa shut its cracker and three PE lines at its complex for maintenance. It is stated that the maintenance of the cracker will last two weeks, while the PE lines’ shutdowns will last for 10-12 days.

According to a source, the maintenance started late Monday, but the company has not yet indicated the restart date of the maintenance.

The complex, a joint venture between Braskem (75%) and Mexico’s Grupo Idesa (25%), has a production capacity of 1 million tons/year of ethylene and 1 million tons/year of polyethylene.
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