India’s Reliance to start up new PP plant in H2 March

09 February 2009 08:39  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW DELHI (ICIS news)--India’s Reliance Industries Ltd expects to start up its new 900,000tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant at Jamnagar in Gujarat state in the second half of March, a source close to the company said on Sunday.

"The fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit which will provide propylene feedstock to the PP plant is almost ready, and production at the new Jamnagar refinery, which started up in December, is also beginning to stabilise," said the source, speaking on the sidelines of PlastIndia 2009.

PlastIndia, the country’s largest plastics exhibition and conference began in New Delhi on 4 February and ends today.

Reliance already runs a 1m tonne/year PP plant at Jamnagar. With the start-up of the new plant, its total PP capacity at Jamnagar will total 1.9m tonnes/year.

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By: Prema Viswanathan
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