19 February 2008 11:55 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Co (PIC) plans to debottleneck its 120,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant in Shuaiba by up to 30,000 tonnes/year in September or October, a source close to the project said on Tuesday.?xml:namespace>
PIC would utilise propylene feedstock from the Equate cracker due to go on stream at the same time, the source added.
“There will be 30,000 tonnes/year of propylene available once the ethane cracker comes up, which can be used for the PP expansion,” the source said.
Dow Chemical and PIC each own a 42.5% stake in Equate, with Boubyan and Qurain holding the remaining 9% and 6% respectively. PIC is a fully owned subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Co (KPC).
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