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Zhejiang Petrochemical produces on-spec material at new ACN plant in China and is running it at 80%

July 06/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Zhejiang Petrochemical Co Ltd produced on specification material at its new acrylonitrile (ACN) plant plant in the week ended 4 July, reported S&P Global.

This plant is now running at 80%.

The company started up new ACN plant on 23 June, 2020.

Based in Zhejiang, China, this plant is able to produce 260,000 tons/year of ACN. Initially, the company planned to begin operations at this production in early May, but then postponed the start to the second half of May. Zhejiang Petrochemical last announced mid-June to be the start.

As MRC informed earlier, Zhejiang Petrochemical Co Ltd started up its ethylene cracker in late December 2019 and its polyolefin plants in late December 2019-January 2020.

Market sources reported then that one of its polypropylene (PP) plant with capacity of 450,000 tons/year started up by 30 December 2019, followed by another line with same capacity by 15 January 2020.

Meanwhile its 450,000 tons/year of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and 300,000 tons/year of high density polyethylene (HDPE) were launched around similar time with PP plants.

ACN is the main feedstock for the production of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's ABS output was 780 tonnes in May 2020. Production of Russian ABS plastics totalled 4,240 tonnes in January-May 2020, down by 17% year on year.


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Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PS, PE, ABS, akrilonitril, LLDPE, propylene, HDPE, ethylene, Zhejiang Petrochemical, China, Rossiya.
Category:General News
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