Reliance to achieve full output at new PP line by mid-August

16 July 2009 11:08  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--India's Reliance Industries (RIL) expects to achieve full production at its newly-started 450,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) line at Jamnagar, Gujarat state, by mid-August, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

"The line came on stream at the end of June, and the operations are slowly being ramped up," the source said.

The company had already begun exporting output from the new line, the source added.

"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 company's other PP line of the same capacity, located at the same site, started commercial production in May and achieved full output in June.

Both the lines produce only homopolymer PP.

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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