In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
March 24-30, 2014

Cover story

Price and market trends: China to start up five PDH units; C3 output to grow 2.85m t/yr

China will start up five new propane dehydrogenation plants (PDH) plants this year that will boost its propylene (C3) production by 2.85m tonnes/year, industry sources said on 10 March. In 2013 propylene output was 1.85m tonnes, whilst capacity was about 2.54m tonnes

Propane consumption in the country is expected to increase by 1.6m tonnes in 2014, taking into account the requirements of the PDH plants that will begin operations throughout the year, they said.



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