China's Sinopec Maoming H1 ethylene output hits record high

10 July 2013 04:55  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Maoming Co has produced a record ethylene (C2) output of 555,400 tonnes in the first half of this year, up 3.5% year on year, its parent firm Sinopec said on Wednesday.

Sinopec Maoming has two naphtha crackers in Guangdong province with a combined ethylene capacity of 1.02m tonnes/year.

Average output at the crackers was at 3,068 tonnes/day in the first six monthsm, achieved through optimizing feedstock structure and reasonable management, Sinopec said in a newsletter posted on its website.

Sinopec Maoming’s ethylene output is kept primarily for captive use to produce derivatives such as polyethylene (PE), a company source said.

By: Viola Pan
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