China’s Sinopec Changling to start up new PO plant by end-2013

11 April 2013 03:55  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Changling Petrochemical plans to bring its new 100,000 tonne/year propylene oxide (PO) plant at Hunan province in central China on stream at the end of 2013, a company source said on Thursday.

Once it is started up, the plant will use a sustainable hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) technology to produce PO instead of the traditional chlorohydrin process, according to the source.

The HPPO process is said to be a cleaner method of producing PO, as it is environmentally friendly and consumes less energy compared with using chlorohydrin.

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

Construction on the PO plant started in January this year.


By: Viola Pan
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