China’s Wuhan Petrochemical to start PE/PP Hubei plants

14 August 2013 08:59  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Wuhan Petrochemical plans to start up its polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) plants in Hubei province this week, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The company started up its 800,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker a few days ago at the same site and achieved on-spec production of ethylene on 13 August, a company source added.

These plants include a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, a 300,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit and two 200,000 tonne/year PP units.

The company plans to begin sales before the end of August.

Wuhan Petrochemical is a joint venture between Sinopec and South Korea’s SK Group.

By: Doreen Zhao

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