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Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical unexpectedly shut HDPE plant in China

January 10/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical has taken off-stream a high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant, reported Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has taken off-line its plant on January 2, 2018 owing to technical issues. Further details of duration of shutdown could not be ascertained.

Located at Shanghai in China, the plant has a production capacity of 250,000 mt/year.

As MRC informed previously, on 8 March, 2016, Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical undertook an emergency shutdown at its low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit in China, owing to a technical glitch. It remained off-line for around 2 days. Located at Shanghai in China, the company operates two LDPE units with a production capacity of 100,000 mt/year each.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, or Sinopec Limited  is a Chinese oil and gas company based in Beijing, China. It is listed in Hong Kong and also trades in Shanghai and New York . Sinopec is the worlds fifth biggest company by revenue.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, LDPE, HDPE, Shanghai Petrochemical, Sinopec, China.
Category:General News
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