China’s Zhongyuan Petrochemical restarts cracker, PE/PP units

06 July 2012 04:22  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Zhongyuan Petrochemical restarted its 180,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker and its derivative plants, including 200,000tonne/year polyethylene (PE) and 60,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plants, at Puyang in Henan province on 5 July, a company source said on Friday.

These facilities were shut at the end of April for more than two months of regular maintenance.

The company also has a 600,000 tonne/year methanol-to-olefin (MTO) and its derivative plants, including 60,000 tonne/year PE and 100,000 tonne/year PP plants at the same site, according to the source.

These plants were also shut at the end of April and resumed normal operations in late June.

By: Doreen Zhao

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