China's Sinopec Changling starts up new Hunan ethylbenzene unit

06 September 2013 07:33  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Sinopec Changling Co on 5 September started up its 120,000 tonne/year dry gas-based ethylbenzene (EB) unit at Yueyang in Hunan province, Sinopec said on Friday.

The company did not elaborate on the plant’s current operating rate.

The firm began construction of the new unit in September 2010 and carried out a three-month trial run last year, Sinopec said.

EB is mainly consumed as an intermediate in styrene production.
By: Viola Pan
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