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PPI restarts its PP unit after extended maintenance

November 01/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Philippine Polypropylene Inc. (PPI) restarted its polypropylene (PP) unit on October 15 after extended maintenance, reported NCT.

PPIs unit at Mariveles in Bataan province experienced an unplanned outage in mid-September due to a technical issue.

The PP unit has an initial capacity of 160,000 tons/year which could be increased 225,000 tons/year, according to the company website.

Meanwhile, as MRC informed before, another Philippines producer - JG Summit - has started maintenance at its PP and polyethylene (PE) units at Batangas. The company produces 190,000 tons/year of PP and 325,000 tons/year of high density polyethylene (HDPE)/linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) at its facilities. The PP plant will be offline until early November, while PE unit - for two months from October to the end of November.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, the estimated PP consumption in the Russian market was 976,790 tonnes in January-September 2019, up by 4% year on year. Shipments of PP block copolymer and homopolymer PP increased.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, HDPE, JG Summit Petrochimcal, Philippine Polypropylene Inc (PPI), Russia, Philippine.
Category:General News
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