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Naphtha cracker brought on-stream by BASF-YPC

On 17 May 2018 at 08:20 IST

BASF-YPC has restarted its naphtha cracker following a planned shutdown.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company resumed operations at the cracker on May 9, 2018. The cracker remained under maintenance for around three weeks.
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Naphtha cracker shuts for maintenance by Keiyo Ethylene

On 15 May 2018 at 08:20 IST

Keiyo Ethylene has taken its naphtha cracker off-stream for a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the company has started turnaround at the plant on May 13, 2018. The planned maintenance is expected to remain in force unt
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No.1 HDPE/LLDPE swing plant taken off-stream by PetroChina Daqing

On 14 May 2018 at 08:20 IST

PetroChina Daqing Petrochemical has shut its No.1 high density polyethylene (HDPE) / linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) swing plant for a maintenance.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has commenced maintenance at the plant on
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Ethylene prices decline in parts of Asia on Tuesday

On 09 May 2018 at 09:35 IST

Ethylene prices in some parts of Asia down adjusted on Tuesday.
CFR North East Asia prices of ethylene were assessed lower at the USD 1245/mt levels, a day on day fall of USD 10/mt. Prices slipped mainly on account of plentiful deep-sea cargoes availabili
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Naphtha cracker to be shut by Keiyo Ethylene

On 08 May 2018 at 08:20 IST

Keiyo Ethylene is in plans to take its naphtha cracker off-stream for a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the cracker is likely to be shut for turnaround on May 13, 2018. The planned maintenance is expected to remain in
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Ineos plans maintenance at PP & PE units

On 07 May 2018 at 08:20 IST

Ineos is likely to shut its polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) units for a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in the Europe informed that the company is likely to start turnaround at the units in early-June 2018. The planned maintenance
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Ethylene prices fall in parts of Asia

On 02 May 2018 at 09:00 IST

Ethylene prices in some parts of Asia declined on Monday.
CFR South East Asia prices of ethylene were assessed down at the USD 1235/mt levels, a fall of USD 10/mt. The price fall was a result of sufficient regional product availability coupled with dull
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Sakai cracker to be shut by Mitsui

On 02 May 2018 at 09:00 IST

Mitsui Chemicals is likely to take its naphtha-fed steam cracker off-stream for a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the plant is likely to be taken off-line for turnaround in mid-June 2018. It is slated to remain under
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Mitsubishi Chemical eyes maintenance at Kashima cracker

On 30 Apr 2018 at 09:00 IST

Mitsubishi Chemical is in plans to shut its naphtha cracker for a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the company is likely to undertake planned turnaround at the cracker in early-May, 2018. The cracker is expected to rem
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High density polyethylene (HDPE) prices rise in FEA and SEA

On 26 Apr 2018 at 09:00 IST

HDPE prices firmed in the Far East and South East Asian region this week. Prices gained mainly on the back of strong import offers from the overseas producers supported the price rise.
In Far East Asia, HDPE film prices were assessed at the USD 1355/mt le
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