25 July 2006 08:29 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--Maoming Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Chinese petrochemical major Sinopec, is to move forward the start-up of its new cracker to early August from end-September as initially planned, company sources said on Tuesday.
The company has completed construction on the 640,000 tonne/year cracker, the 300,000 tonnes/year PP unit and the 350,000 tonnes/year high-density PE (hdPE) unit at ?xml:namespace>
This will be the second cracker to come on stream in southern
The polymers output will be supplied to distributors and converters located mainly in southern
Maoming Petrochemical has also completed a new 100,000 tonnes/year butadiene unit and raised its BTX capacity to 460,000 tonne/year from 150,000 tonne/year.
The company has a 380,000 tonne/year cracker, a 175,000 tonne/year hdPE/linear ldPE (lldPE) unit, a 100,000 tonne/year ldPE unit, a 100,000 tonne/year styrene monomer (SM) unit, a 100,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit, a 160,000 tonne/year PP unit, a 50,000 tonne/year styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) unit, a 50,000 tonne/year butadiene unit and 50,000 tonne/year methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) unit.
It is also building a 250,000 tonne/year low-density PE (ldPE) unit that will start up in the first quarter of 2007.
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