07 February 2013 08:44 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Ningbo Heyuan Chemical has yet to produce monoethylene glycol (MEG) and polypropylene (PP) since it started trial runs at its upstream new methanol-to-olefin (MTO) plant on 20 January, a company source said on Thursday.
Ningbo Heyuan previously aimed to achieve on-spec MEG production in early February.
The 500,000 tonne/year MEG unit is one of the two derivative units of Heyuan’s 600,000 tonne/year MTO plant at Ningbo Industry Zone.
The other downstream unit is 300,000 tonne/year PP plant at the same site, the source said.
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