China’s Shanghai Petrochemical runs new MTBE unit at 50%

07 December 2012 07:24  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shanghai Petrochemical Co (SPC) is running its new 100,000 tonne/year methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) unit at 50% of capacity, a company source said on Friday.

The unit in Shanghai was started up on 4 December and feeds on raffinate C4 from the company’s fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), the source said.

All the MTBE output from the unit will be retained for captive use.

SPC also runs a 70,000 tonne/year MTBE unit at the same site.

The company is a subsidiary of China’s state-owned petrochemical giant Sinopec.

By: Hedy Dong

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