NewsFlashExxonMobil starts ethylene output at new Singapore cracker

30 May 2013 08:06  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--ExxonMobil has begun ethylene production at its new 1m tonne/year cracker at Singapore’s Jurong Island, the company said on Thursday.

“Over the next few weeks, the petrochemical complex,…will increase production at its three polyethylene plants, two polypropylene plants, a specialty metallocene elastomers unit and the expanded oxo-alcohol and aromatics units,” it said in a statement.

The project includes new oxo-alcohol and transalkylation units; two 650,000 tonnes/year polyethylene (PE) units; a 500,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant; a 300,000 tonne/year metallocene elastomers unit; and an aromatics extraction unit that can produce 340,000 tonnes/year of benzene.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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