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Dow Chemical to restart PDH unit in Freeport by July

June 22/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Dow Chemical plans to resume operations at its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Freeport, Texas by July, 2021, after the completion of a scheduled turnaroun, reported S&P Global.

This PDH unit with the capacity of 750,000 mt/year of propylene was taken off-stream for maintenance works on 18 May, 2021.

As MRC informed earlier, last year, Dow Chemical conducted a scheduled maintenance at its PDH unit in Freeport. Thus, the planned turnaround started in the week ended July 10 and lasted for 45 days.

And this year, the company shut this unit from 16 February to end-February-early March because of very low temperatures in the region.

Propylene is the main feedstock for the production of polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, PP deliveries to the Russian market were 523,900 tonnes in January-April 2021, up by 55% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and PP block copolymers increased, whereas shipments of PP random copolymers decreased.

The Dow Chemical Company is an American multinational chemical corporation. Dow is a large producer of plastics, including polystyrene, polyurethane, polyethylene, polypropylene, and synthetic rubber.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, propylene, Dow, USA.
Category:General News
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