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UniPetrol Plans Cracker Repairs

9:32 AM MDT | August 18, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

UniPetrol (Litvinov, Czech Republic) says it will shut down its Litvinov ethylene cracker for approximately 21 days in October for repair. Turbine damage has prevented the unit from running at full capacity, and a separate, unspecified technological issue has interrupted high-density polyethylene (HDPE) production, UniPetrol says. The company says it has lost about 10,000 m.t. of HDPE production as a...

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