11 September 2006 09:31 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS news) -- Maoming Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Chinese energy major Sinopec, restarted its new high-density polyethylene (hdPE) unit on Saturday, company sources said.
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The company’s older 160,000 tonnes/year polypropylene (PP) unit and 100,000 tonnes/year low-density PE (ldPE) units are still shut, the sources said.
ICIS news previously reported that the company is to start up its new 640,000 tonnes/year cracker on 16 September.
Maoming Petrochemical started up its new 300,000 tonnes/year PP unit on 19 August downstream of the new cracker.
It also restarted at end-August its existing 175,000 tonnes/year hdPE/linear low-density PE (lldPE) unit after shutting it briefly.
The company is building a 250,000tonne/year ldPE unit that will start up early next year.
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