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Haiguo Longyou Petrochemical starts trial run at new cracker in China

October 22/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Haiguo Longyou Petrochemical (previously known as Daqing Lianyi Petrochemical) has conducted trial production on its new cracker since 17 October 2020, reported CommoPlast wth reference to market sources.

However, market sources informed that the commercial startup is slated by end of October- beginning of November 2020.

Based in Heilongjiang, China, the company has a 5.5 million tons/year heavy oil catalytic cracker, meanwhile both of its polypropylene (PP) new plants with total production capacity of 550,000 tons/year has conducted trial run in end- September, using outsource propylene cargoes as well.

On the other hand, the company's 400,000 tons/year high denisty polyethylene (HDPE)/linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) swing plant is pending for further progress.

As MRC informed before, the company's polyethylene (PE) plant will start with production of LLDPE grade during October, following by HDPE injection during November period, and HDPE pipe during December. Meanwhile, its PP plants will start with homo-PP yarn grade for 2 months, and switching to homo-PP fiber in December.

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

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,496,500 tonnes in the first eight months of 2020, up by 5% year on year. Shipments of all ethylene polymers increased, except for linear low desnity polyethylene (LLDPE). At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market reached 767,2900 tonnes in the eight months of 2020 (calculated using the formula - production minus exports plus imports - and not counting producers' inventories as of 1 January, 2020). Supply increased exclusively of PP random copolymer.

Haiguo Longyou Petrochemical Co Ltd is headquartered in China. The company's line of business includes the wholesale distribution of chemicals and allied products.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, crude and gaz condensate, propylene, HDPE, ethylene, petrochemistry, Daqing Lianyi Petrochemical, Haiguo Longyou Petrochemical, China, Russia.
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