China’s Hohhot Petrochemical resumes PP raffia yarn production

20 August 2013 08:35  [Source: ICIS news]

Singapore (ICIS)--China's Hohhot Petrochemical, a subsidiary of state-owned oil giant PetroChina, has resumed full on-spec production at its 150,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant in Inner Mongolia since 19 August, a company source said on Tuesday.

The plant is currently being operated at 100% capacity, the source added.

The PP plant produced standard PP raffia yarn on 19 August after it was restarted on 18 August following the completion of repair work, the source said.

The PP plant was unexpectedly shut on 6 August for maintenance, because of an issue with the equipment at its granulating machine, the source added.

The brief shutdown of the PP plant has no obvious impact on the PP supply in the northern China market because Hohhot Petrochemical’s capacity is relatively small, according to local distributors.

By: Summer Zhang

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