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Grand Astor eyes to restart PS unit

November 28/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Grand Astor has planned to bring on-stream its polystyrene (PS) unit in Zhangjiagang, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company is likely to resume operations at the unit on December 10, 2019. The unit was shut for maintenance by November 19, 2019.

Located in Zhangjiagang, China, the unit has a production capacity of 120,000 mt/year.

As MRC informed earlier, another major PS producer in China - Sinopec Guangzhou Petrochemical, part of China's petrochemical giant - Sinopec, - has restarted its polystyrene (PS) unit following a planned outage. The company  resumed operations at this unit on November 4, 2019. The plant 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.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics totalled 411,080 tonnes in the first ten months of 2019, which corresponds to the last year's level. October estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics in the country rose by 2% year on year, totalling 46,740 tonnes.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PS, styrene, Jiangsu Grand Astor, Sinopec, China, Russia.
Category:General News
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