Reliance achieves full production at new Jamnagar PP line

15 June 2009 11:17  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--India’s Reliance Industries (RIL) has achieved full production at its newly-started 450,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) line at Jamnagar in Gujarat state, a source close to the company said on Monday.

"Propylene feedstock for the new line is being sourced entirely from Reliance’s new fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit at Jamnagar," the source said.

The line had been sourcing part of its propylene requirement from its old FCC unit at the same site.

The new PP line and the FCC unit started commercial production in May.

The company planned to start up its second 450,000 tonne/year PP line at the same site in July, the source added.

Reliance also operates an older 1m tonne/year PP plant at Jamnagar.

The only other Indian PP producer besides Reliance is Haldia Petrochemicals.

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By: Prema Viswanathan
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