China’s ZRCC restarts Zhejiang PE, PP units after maintenance

04 July 2014 10:59 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Zhenhai Refining & Chemical (ZRCC) restarted one polyethylene (PE) unit on 4 July and two polypropylene (PP) units on 3 July at Ningbo in Zhejiang province after regular maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

The 450,000 tonne/year PE unit was shut on 18 June, the source said.

The two PP units, with capacity of 200,000 tonne/year and 300,000 tonne/year respectively, were brought off line on 17 June and 18 May, the source added.

The restarts were expected to dampen the east China market as ZRCC is one of the major producers in the region, market sources said.

By Doreen Zhao