28 May 2008 14:25 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Japan Polypropylene (PP) hopes to start commercial production at its new 300,000 tonne/year unit at Kashima, Japan, in January next year, some eight months later than originally planned, a senior company official said on Wednesday.
“The new plant achieved mechanical completion December last year and trial production will begin in mid-June,” Japan Polypropylene’s president, Masahiro Abe, said on the sidelines of the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC).
He declined to say what caused the delay.
It would be clear when commercial production can begin after trial runs were completed, he said, adding that propylene feedstock availability would also affect the timing of commercial production.
The new PP unit will be receiving propylene from Mitsubishi Chemicals’ facilities at the same site.
Mitsubishi Chemicals holds a 65% stake in Japan Polypropylene and Chisso Petrochemical the balance 35%. Japan Polyproplene is one of the largest PP producers in ?xml:namespace>
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