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Dow to resume production at PDH unit in Freeport after maintenance

August 21/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Dow Chemical is in plans to resume operations at its propane dehydrogenation (PDH)unit  in Freeport, Texas, at the en of this week after a scheduled maintenance, reported S&P Global with reference to sources.

Thus, the planned turnaround at this PDH unit with the capacity of 750,000 mt/y of propylene started on 8 July, 2020, and will last 45 days.

As MRC informed before, as part of the companys current slate of low capital intensity, high-return incremental growth investments, Dow announced in August 2019 that it will retrofit proprietary fluidized catalytic dehydrogenation (FCDh) technology into one of its mixed-feed crackers in Plaquemine, Louisiana, to produce on-purpose propylene.

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

According to MRC's DataScope report, PP imports into Russia rose in the first six months of 2020 by 21% year on year to 105,300 tonnes. Propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) accounted for the main increase in imports.

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, homopolymer PP, propylene, Dow, Russia, USA.
Category:General News
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