CHINAPLAS '12: PE, PP made through MTO becoming more popular

19 April 2012 16:35  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--Polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) produced through the methanol-to-olefins (MTO) route is becoming more accepted downstream, a market source said on Thursday.

PP and PE made through MTO is regarded as lower quality than product produced through traditional methods, the source said at the Chinaplas 2012 conference.

But this lower quality product is becoming more widely accepted because of its attractive prices.

With the future development of MTO plants, the PP and PE market will be influenced by increasing supply and low cost, the source said.

Chinaplas 2012 runs from 18-21 April

By: Doreen Zhao

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