Sinopec Changling starts building new PO plant in central China

08 January 2013 09:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Sinopec Changling Co has started construction of its new 100,000 tonne/year propylene oxide (PO) plant at Hunan province in central China, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

The yuan (CNY) 1.28bn ($205m) plant is the world’s first facility that will use propylene and hydrogen peroxide as feedstock for PO production, according to the source.

No timeline was provided on the plant’s start-up.

PO is a major feedstock in the production of propylene glycol (PG).

($1= CNY 6.23)

By: Dolly Wu
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