China's Sinopec Maoming to start up new PP plant in 2013

05 September 2012 10:40  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Sinopec Maoming is planning to start up its new 200,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant at Maoming in Guangdong province in late 2013, a company source said on Wednesday.

“The plant involves a total investment of yuan (CNY) 7.88bn ($1.24bn) and will be using INEOS Technology’s INNOVENE processing technology,” the source added.

The plant will mainly produce impact copolymer (high melt index) for use in automobiles and household appliances like washing machines, the source said.   

The company will become China’s biggest PP producer when the new plant comes on stream, with a total capacity of 670,000 tonne/year, according to the source.

Sinopec Maoming currently operates two PP lines, with capacities of 170,000 tonne/year and 300,000 tonne/year respectively, at the same site.

Propylene feedstock for the new plant will be supplied by the company’s 2.2m tonne/year gas-separation unit, located at the same site.

($1 = CNY6.35)

By: Rain Dong

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