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Lotte Chemical Titan shuts No. 2 PP line in Malaysia on cracker issue

January 20/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Lotte Chemical Titan has taken its No. 2 polypropylene (PP) line in Pasir Gudang, Johor off-stream following an issue at the upstream cracker that disrupts the propylene supply, reported CommoPlast with reference to a source close to the producer.

Thus, the No. 2 PP unit, which has an annual output of 274,000 tons/year, was shut on 14 January, 2021, and is expected to remain off-line for four weeks.

A source informed that the fluidized naphtha cracker (No. 2 naphtha cracker) was facing technical difficulties and was operating at a lower rate before it was shut later last week. The cracker produces 522,000 tons/year of ethylene and 360,000 tons/year of propylene.

According to MRC's DataScope report, PP imports into Russia increased by 21% year on year to about 202,000 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020. Propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) accounted for the main increase in imports.

Lotte Chemical Titan produces Malaysia's most comprehensive portfolio of olefins and polyolefins which contribute to the enhancement of everyday life. Lotte Chemical Titan's production site in Malaysia consists of eleven process facilities, two co-generation plants and three tank farms. They are located on 2 sites in Pasir Gudang and Tanjung Langsat in the state of Johor. In 2006, Lotte Chemical Titan acquired PT Lotte Chemical Titan Nusantara, Indonesias first and largest polyethylene plant in the country. This acquisition boosted the polyolefins capacity by approximately 50%, thus making the company one of the largest producers in South East Asia. Lotte Chemical Titan was acquired by Lotte Chemical Corp., forming part of the Lotte conglomerate of Korea, in 2010. The company thus became one of Lotte Chemical Corp.s largest overseas subsidiaries.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, homopolymer PP, propylene, ethylene, Honam Petrochemical, Lotte Chemical.
Category:General News
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