20 March 2013 12:19 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--JG Summit Petrochemical has pushed back the start-up of its new naphtha cracker to September this year, a company source said on Wednesday.
The source did not provide further details.
The cracker – the Philippines’ first – is expected to produce 320,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and 190,000 tonnes/year of propylene, and was initially slated to come on stream in the middle of the year.
The cracker will supply the feedstock to the company’s 210,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) plant and 190,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant in Batangas. The PE plant is shut for expansion, while the PP plant is also off line, for upgrades, the source added.
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