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MOC completed maintenance work at its cracker in Map Ta Phut

January 13/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Map Ta Phut Olefins Co Ltd (MOC), a subsidiary of Thailandís SCG Chemical, has completed the maintenance work at its cracker in Map Ta Phut, reported CommoPlast.

Thus, the cracker with the capacity of 900,000 mt/year of ethylene and 450,000 mt/year of propylene was shut for a scheduled turnaround on 2 November, 2020, and fully resumed operations in the fourth week of December, 2020. 

Meanwhile, the companyís downstream plants including the 720,000 tons/year polypropylene (PP) unit and 980,000 tons/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) lines have also resumed operating.

MOC took these units offline in November 2020 for 45-days maintenance.

As MRC informed before, Siam Cement Groupís (SCG) proposed flexible-feed cracker project in Vietnam is being configured to take as much as 80% propane as feedstock for production. The USD5.4bn Long Son Petrochemical (LSP) Complex in Vietnamís Ba Ria-Vung Tao province ďis designed to use up to 20% - 80% propaneĒ, SCG stated in a July 2020 presentation to investors, citing low cost of this feedstock during the summer and winter seasons.

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

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated polyethylene (PE) consumption totalled 1,990,280 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020, up by 1% year on year. Only high density polyethylene (HDPE) shipments increased. At the same time, polypropylene (PP) shipments to the Russian market reached 1 090,900 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020 (calculated using the formula: production, minus exports, plus imports, excluding producers' inventories as of 1 January, 2020). Supply of exclusively PP random copolymer increased.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, PP random copolymer, propylene, HDPE, ethylene, Map Ta Phut Olefins Co (MOC), SCG Chemicals, Vietnam, Russia, Thailand.
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