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Reliance Industries to start up new PE plants in India

March 09/2017

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) eyes to start commercial operations at its new polyethylene (PE) plants in Q2 2017, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in India informed that the new ethane-based PE plant is expected to commence commercial production in May 2017.

Located at Jamnagar, Gujarat in India, the new PE production capacities will comprise of HDPE/LLDPE swing plant with a production capacity of 550,000 mt/year and LDPE plant with a production capacity of 400,000 mt/year.

As MRC informed earlier, RIL is expected to shut its cracker, PE and polypropylene (PP) plants located at Hazira on March 23, 2017 for a maintenance turnaround. Both plants are expected to remain off-stream for around 25 days. Located at Hazira near Surat in Gujarat, the cracker has a production capacity of 1.1 mmt/year and the downstream PP plant has a production capacity of 600,000 mt/year. The PE plant has a capacity of 450,000 mt/year.

Reliance Industries is one of the world's largest producers of polymers. Thus, the company produces among others polypropylene, polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, propylene, LDPE, HDPE, ethylene, Reliance Industries, India.
Category:General News
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