China’s Zhanjiang Dongxing shuts down PP plant on pollution concerns

27 September 2012 08:51  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Sinopec subsidiary Zhanjiang Dongxing Petrochemical shut down its 140,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant at Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province on 27 September because of a pollution issue, a company source said on Thursday.

The turnaround will last at least 35 days, and the plant is expected to restart on 31 October, the source added.

Chinese oil and gas giant Sinopec ordered Zhanjiang Dongxing to shut down its operations and rectify wrongdoings that violate pollution regulations.

The shutdown at the plant is likely to reduce the supply of PP in south China, a local market player said.

By: Rain Dong

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