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HDPE plant taken off-stream by Shanghai Golden Phillips

On 16 Aug 2018 at 09:20 IST

Shanghai Golden Phillips Petrochemical Co has shut its high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant owing to poor economic fundamentals.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has undertaken an unplanned shutdown at the plant on August 14, 20
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Mitsui Chemicals completes maintenance at Osaka cracker

On 14 Aug 2018 at 08:20 IST

Mitsui Chemicals has brought on-stream its naphtha cracker following a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the company has completed turnaround at the cracker last weekend. The cracker was shut for maintenance in mid-June
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Ethylene prices march higher in Asia

On 13 Aug 2018 at 09:00 IST

Ethylene prices firmed in Asia last week. The sharp price rise was triggered by strong buying trends and persistent tight regional product availability.
On Friday, prices of ethylene were assessed higher at the USD 1395/mt CFR North East Asia mark, a wee
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Shell Singapore restarts Pulau Bukom cracker

On 13 Aug 2018 at 08:20 IST

Shell Singapore has brought on-stream its cracker following an unplanned outage.
A Polymerupdate source in the Singapore informed that the company has resumed operations at the cracker on August 8, 2018. The cracker was taken offline on August 7, 2018 owi
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Sinopec Yangzi resumes production at No. 2 HDPE unit

On 31 Jul 2018 at 08:20 IST

Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical has completed turnaround at its No. 2 high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit in Jiangsu.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has planned to resume operations at its unit on July 29, 2018. The unit was shut
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Ethylene prices continue to journey south in Asia.

On 30 Jul 2018 at 09:00 IST

Despite a week on week rise in upstream crude and naphtha rates, ethylene prices slipped in Asia last week. Prices fell as regional buying trends continue to remain bearish. Weaker downstream PE demand and pricing trends further pressured prices lower in Asia....
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PE and PP plants brought on-stream by Sichuan Petrochemical

On 28 Jul 2018 at 08:20 IST

Sichuan Petrochemical has restarted its high density polyethylene (HDPE), Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and Polypropylene (PP) plants in Pengzhou, Sichuan.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has resumed operations on July
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Asian ethylene prices fall on Tuesday

On 25 Jul 2018 at 09:00 IST

Ethylene prices in Asia journeyed southward on Tuesday. The price decline was mainly on account of bearish regional buying interest coupled with continued weaker downstream PE demand and pricing trends.
CFR North East Asia prices of ethylene were assessed
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Sinopec Yangzi to resume production at No. 2 HDPE unit

On 25 Jul 2018 at 08:20 IST

Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical is likely to complete turnaround at its No. 2 high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit in Jiangsu.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has planned to resume operations at its unit in end-July, 2018. The unit
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Ethylene prices drop in parts of Asia on Monday

On 24 Jul 2018 at 09:00 IST

Ethylene prices in some parts of Asia slipped on Monday.
CFR North East Asia prices of ethylene were assessed lower at the USD 1385/mt levels, a decline of USD 15/mt from last Friday’s assessed levels. The price fall was triggered by persistent bearish b
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