China’s Fushun Petrochemical continues trial runs at PE/PP unit

12 September 2012 09:22  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Fushun Petrochemical is still conducting trial runs at its new polyethylene (PE)/polypropylene (PP) plant at Fushun in Liaoning province, a company source said on Wednesday.

The plant has a nameplate capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year PP, 350,000 tonnes/year of high density PE (HDPE) and 450,000 tonnes/year of linear low density PE (LLDPE).

The plant was scheduled to achieve on-spec production towards the end of the August or early September, following the start-up planned for around mid-August. However, it is now uncertain when the new plant will produce the on-spec product, the source said, adding that the delay was normal for a new plant.

A source from the eastern branch of parent company PetroChina said that the new plant will begin normal operations in late September.

Fushun Petrochemical also has a 140,000 tonne/year HDPE plant and a 90,000 tonne/year PP plant located at the same site.

By: Lizzie Yu

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