Turkey’s Petkim petrochemical complex has declared force majeure on ethylene and propylene supply, as per Trend News Agency. A cracker in Aliagha district had to be shutdown due to technical failure on July 17. It is expected that the cracker will be closed until late July. Cracker capacity is pegged at 588,000 tpa of ethylene and 271,000 tpa of propylene.
The cracker’s closing has led to disruptions in the supply of raw materials for the production of derivatives, including acrylonitrile and ethylene glycol, as reported by en.trend.az.