Sinopec Mitsubishi Polycarbonate to restart PC plant by end April

22 March 2013 08:48  [Source: ICIS news]

CHONGQING (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Mitsubishi Polycarbonate (SMP) plans to restart is polycarbonate (PC) plant at Yanshan in Beijing by the end of April, a company source said on Friday.

SMP runs two (PC) units,  each with a 30,000 tonnes/year capacity.

The No 1 PC line was taken off line in late October 2012, while the No 2 line has been idle since early December last year, because of weak demand and unfavourable margins.

“We are targeting to resume operations by the end of April,” a company source said on the sidelines of the 10th China Epoxy Resins & Raw Materials Forum, held in Chongqing, China, on 21-22 March 2013.

The company is a joint venture between Chinese major Sinopec, and Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical and Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics.

By: Liu Xin
+65 6780 4359

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index