India’s Reliance achieves full output at new PP plant

16 September 2009 07:16  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--India's Reliance Industries has achieved full production at its newly-started 900,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant at Jamnagar, Gujarat state, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

"Both the lines at the PP plant have been ramped up to 100% capacity, now that propylene feedstock is freely available," the source added.

Feedstock propylene for the two lines, each with 450,000 tonne/year capacity, is being sourced entirely from Reliance's new fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit at Jamnagar.

The FCC unit is also operating at full rate, the source said.

The output from both the lines, which produce only homopolymer PP, would be exported.

Reliance also operates an older 1m tonne/year PP plant at Jamnagar, which caters to the domestic market.

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

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