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JXTG Nippon Oil restarts Kawasaki cracker after mantenance

May 12/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- JXTG Nippon Oil and Energy has brought on-stream its cracker following a turnaround, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that, the company resumed operations at the cracker on April 28, 2020. The cracker was shut for maintenance on February 27, 2020.

Located at Kawasaki in Japan, the cracker has an ethylene production capacity of 460,000 mt/year and propylene production capacity of 235,000 mt/year.

As MRC reported earlier, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy shut its cracker in Kawasaki on June 8, 2018 owing to technical issues. The cracker remained off-line for around 10 days. Located at Kawasaki in Japan, the cracker has an ethylene production capacity of 448,000 mt/year and propylene production capacity of 273,000 mt/year.

Besides, it was taken off-line on December 10, 2018 for maintenance work. The cracker is likely to remain off-line for around 8-10 days.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 557,060 tonnes in the first three month of 2020, up by 7% year on year. High density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) shipments rose because of the increased capacity utilisation at ZapSibNeftekhim. Demand for LDPE subsided. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market was 267,630 tonnes in January-March 2020, down 20% year on year. Homopolymer PP and PP block copolymers accounted for the main decrease in imports.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, propylene, LDPE, HDPE, ethylene, Nippon, Russia, Japan.
Category:General News
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