IOC runs Panipat PP unit at 50% on tight feedstock supply

23 September 2010 09:03  [Source: ICIS news]

MUMBAI (ICIS)--State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) is running its 600,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit in Panipat, Haryana state, at 50% capacity on tight feedstock propylene supply, a company source said on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the company’s other 600,000 tonne/year PP line at the same facility had been shut, the source said but declined to provide further details.

The PP units get their propylene feedstock from IOC’s 857,000 tonne/year cracker at the same site, which was currently running at 50% capacity, according to the source.

However, IOC has planned to increase the operating rate at the cracker and online PP unit to 70% by October, said the source.

The source told ICIS that the PP plant was only producing injection-moulding grade at the moment, but it would soon begin to produce raffia grade as well.

The company had achieved on-spec production at the unit in early May, he added.

For more on polypropylene, visit ICIS chemical intelligence
Please visit the complete ICIS plants and projects database
To discuss issues facing the chemical industry, go to ICIS connect


By: Priya Jestin



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly