03 March 2011 07:45 [Source: ICIS news]
GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--China’s Jingmen Petrochemical is planning to restart its 70,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant at Jingmen, Hubei province, on 20 March after it was shut for maintenance, a source at the Sinopec subsidiary said on Thursday.
The plant, together with its upstream 800,000 tonne/year fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), was shut on 24 February for a scheduled turnaround, the source said.
Meanwhile, the producer’s smaller 30,000 tonne/year PP unit and upstream 400,000 tonne/year FCC were running “normally”, according to the source.
On a separate note, the source told ICIS that the 70,000 tonne/year PP unit was capable of producing up to 120,000 tonnes/year of output.For more on polypropylene, visit ICIS chemical intelligence
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