China’s Sabron Petrochemical runs new GPPS line at full capacity

19 June 2012 05:03  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sabron Petrochemical is running its 50,000 tonne/year general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) line at Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu at full capacity after starting up the plant on 18 June, a company source said on Tuesday.

The company originally planned to start up both the GPPS line and the 50,000 tonne/year GPPS/high impact PS (HIPS) swing line of its 100,000 tonne/year polystyrene (PS) plant on 18 June, the source said.

However, the company has started up only the GPPS line because of weak demand in the east China PS market, the source said.

The specific start-up date of the GPPS/HIPS swing line has not been confirmed, the source added.

The grade of Sabron’s GPPS is GP-525, which is the grade produced by Jiangsu Laidun Baofu Plastifying.

By: Amy Yang

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