China’s Zhongyuan Petrochemical to restart cracker, PE/PP in July

27 June 2012 09:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Zhongyuan Petrochemical plans to restart its 180,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker, 60,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant and 200,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) line at Puyang in Henan province in early July after more than two months of regular maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.

The company’s 600,000 tonne/year methanol-to-olefin (MTO) plant, 100,000 tonne/year PP plant and 60,000 tonne/year PE line at the same site were shut at the end of April and restarted in late June, according to the source.

The MTO facility is able to produce 200,000 tonnes/year of olefins, consisting of either propylene or ethylene, the source said.

By: Doreen Zhao

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