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Sinopec Guangzhou brought on-stream PS plant in China after scheduled turnaround

November 18/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Sinopec Guangzhou Petrochemical, part of China's petrochemical giant - Sinopec, has restarted its polystyrene (PS) unit following a planned outage, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has resumed operations at the unit on November 4, 2019. The unit was shut for maintenance on October 8, 2019.

Located in Guangzhou province of China, the unit has a production capacity of 60,000 mt/year.

As MRC wrote previously, Sinopec Guangzhou Petrochemical plans to restart operations at its cracker in early December, 2019. The company started maintenance at the plant on October 12, 2019. Located in the Guangzhou province of China, the cracker has ethylene production capacity of 260,000 mt/year and propylene production capacity of 150,000 mt/year.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics totalled 364,910 tonnes in the first nine months of 2019, which corresponds to the last year's level. The estimated consumption was 42,720 tonnes in September 2019, up by 3% year on year and up by 12% from August 2019.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation or Sinopec Limited is a Chinese oil and gas company based in Beijing, China. Sinopec's business includes oil and gas exploration, refining, and marketing; production and sales of petrochemicals, chemical fibers, chemical fertilizers, and other chemical products; storage and pipeline transportation of crude oil and natural gas; import, export and import/export agency business of crude oil, natural gas, refined oil products, petrochemicals, and other chemicals.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PS, propylene, styrene, Sinopec, China, Russia.
Category:General News
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