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Sinopec Jingmen resumes production at PP unit in Hubei

March 24/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Sinopec Jingmen, part of the Chinese petrochemical giant - Sinopec, has restarted its polypropylene (PP) plant following a turnaround, as per Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in China informed that, the company has resumed operations at the plant on March 19, 2020. The plant remained under maintenance for around 10 days.

Located at Hubei, China, the plant has a production capacity of 120,000 mt/year.

As MRC reported earlier, Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical, another subsidiary of Sinopec, plans to shut the cracker  unit in Tianjin in northeast China for scheduled repairs on 15 June, 2020. This cracking unit with a capacity of 900,000 tonnes of ethylene per year and 480,000 tonnes of propylene tons per year will be closed for scheduled repairs until 24 June, 2020. 

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, PP shipments to the Russian market were 127,240 tonnes in January 2020, up by 33% year on year. ZapSibNeftekhim's homopolymer PP accounted for the main increase in shipments.

Sinopec corp. is one of the world's largest integrated energy and chemical companies. Business Sinopec Corp. includes oil and gas exploration, production and transportation of oil and gas, oil refining, petrochemical production, production of mineral fertilizers and other chemical products. In terms of refining capacity, Sinopec Corp. ranks second in the world, in terms of ethylene capacity - fourth.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, homopolymer PP, propylene, ethylene, Sinopec, China, Russia.
Category:General News
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