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Sinopec Zhongke starts selling commercial PP from its new plant in China

September 17/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Sinopec Zhongke Refinery and Petrochemical has started selling on-spec polypropylene (PP) materials in the open market with limited quantity from its new plant in China, reported S&P Global with reference to sources.

Thus, first lots of commercial material enterd the market in early September, 2020.

The company successfully completed the trial run at its newly constructed PP plant, consisting of two lines, and  proceeded to commercial production within the month of August.

Thus, No. 1 PP unit with an annual capacity of 350,000 tons/year started producing commercial cargoes on 18 August 2020. The initial output might be homo-PP yarn before the company switches to PP fiber grades. And No. 2 PP line with nameplate capacity of 200,000 tons/year was scheduled to produce commercial cargoes on 24 August 2020, making homo-PP injection and high MI PP copolymer. 

As MRC wrote previously, Sinopec Zhongke successfully conducted trial runs at its new 350,000 tons/year No. 1 PP unit on 9 June, 2020.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, overall PP production in Russia increased in January-July 2020 by 24% year on year to 1,063,700 tonne. ZapSibNeftekhim accounted for the main increase in the output.

China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) is a super-large petroleum and petrochemical enterprise group established in July 1998 on the basis of the former China Petrochemical Corporation. Sinopec Group"s key business activities include the exploration and production of oil and natural gas, petrochemicals and other chemical products, oil refining.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, homopolymer PP, sopolimeri propilena, injection moulding, fibers/filaments, Sinopec, China, Russia.
Category:General News
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