China’s Daqing Refining & Chemicals restarts PP plant on 15 Sept

16 September 2013 10:49  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Daqing Refining & Chemicals has restarted its 300,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant in Heilongjiang province on 15 September, a source close to the company said on Monday. 

The plant was shut for regular maintenance on 9 August and was restarted after a 37-day turnaround on 15 September, the source added.

The unit is now producing PP raffia yarn and the company plans to switch production at the plant to produce PP pipe material later, according to the source.

The restart of the plant may result in a significant increase in spot supply of PP raffia yarn in China, because of its relatively large capacity, according to a trader in northern China.

Daqing Refining & Chemicals has also shut its other PP plant, located at the same site with a capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year, for maintenance on 1 May and plans to restart it on 20 September.

By: Summer Zhang

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