China’s Shenhua Ningxia makes first PP delivery to distributors

23 June 2011 08:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China's Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group plans to deliver 1,000 tonnes of polypropylene (PP) from its methanol-to-propylene complex to distributors at Linyi in north China’s Shandong province by the end of June, a distributor said on Thursday.

This is the first PP delivery to distributors for Shenhua Ningxia, which has already sold several PP deliveries to downstream producers.

Shenhua Ningxia was not immediately available for comment.

The delivery will not have a significant effect on the market because of the unstable operating rate of the 500,000 tonne/year PP unit, local distributors said.

The unit, which achieved on-spec production of PP yarn grade on 28 April, will take at least one year to operate stably because of its size.

The complex, located at Ningxia province in northwestern China, also houses a 1.67m tonne/year coal-to-methanol unit and a 490,000 tonne/year methanol-to-propylene unit, according to data from Chemease, an ICIS service.

Additional reporting by Amanda Zhang

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