Sinopec-SABIC Tianjin JV to start up new PP, PE lines in Dec

05 February 2009 04:49  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--The Sinopec and Saudi Basic Industries Co (Sabic) joint venture in Tianjin, China will start up its new polyolefins plants in December, a source close to the project said on Thursday.

The polyolefins facilities consist of a 300,000tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, a 300,000tonne/year linear low density PE (LLDPE) line and a 450,000tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant, the source said.

Sabic and Sinopec will each market 50% of the polyolefins output from the venture, he said.

The project also includes a 400,000 tonne/year ethylene glycol (EG) plant but the source did not know if the unit would also be started up in December.

The joint venture was expanded in June last year to include a feasibility study on adding a polycarbonate (PC) line, but the source did not have details regarding whether the facility would be built.

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