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Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical resumes production at HDPE plant

July 31/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical has restarted its high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit in Shanghai, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in China informed that, the company resumed operations at the unit on July 8, 2020. The unit was shut for brief maintenance on June 30, 2020.

Located at Shanghai in China, the unit has a production capacity of 260,000 mt/year.

As MRC reported earlier, Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical took off-stream its HDPE plant on January 2, 2018 owing to technical issues. Further details of duration of shutdown could not be ascertained.

According to MRC's DataScope report, June HDPE imports to Russia decreased to 19,300 tonnes from 22,100 tonnes a month earlier on weaker shipments from Uzbekistan and Europe. Overall HDPE imports into the country totalled 147,400 tonnes in the first six months of 2020, down by 14% year on year. Film grade and pipe grade HDPE accounted for the greatest decrease in shipments.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, or Sinopec Limited  is a Chinese oil and gas company based in Beijing, China. It is listed in Hong Kong and also trades in Shanghai and New York . Sinopec is the worlds fifth biggest company by revenue.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, HDPE, film extrusion, pipe extrusion, Sinopec, China, Russia.
Category:General News
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