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BPCL dispathces first batch of acrylic acid from Kochi refinery

April 30/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Indias Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) has shipped the first consignment of acrylic acid from its Propylene Derivative Petrochemical (PDP) complex at Kochi Refinery, according to Kemicalinfo.

Acrylic Acid is one of the six niche petrochemical products produced in the new PDP Complex at Kochi Refinery.

Built at the cost of Rs 6,000 crore (~USD805 million), the complex utilises 250,000 metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) of Propylene and produce 180,000 mtpa Butyl Acrylate, 10,000 mtpa 2-Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate, 47,000 mtpa Acrylic Acid, 47,000 mtpa 2-Ethyl Hexanol and 38,000 mtpa nButanol.

The first supplies of acrylic acid, which is used in hygienic medical products, detergents, and wastewater treatment chemicals, plastics, coatings, adhesives, elastomers, paints, and polishes, etc, were made to Rossari Biotech and Visen Industries, the company said in a statement.
In the next few weeks, production of Oxo Alcohols and Acrylates is also expected to commence.
Acrylic acid unit is the largest single-train unit in the world with a capacity of 160,000 tonnes per annum. Technology for these products has been sourced from Air Liquide Global E & C solutions, Germany, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Japan & Johnson Matthey Davy Process Technologies, United Kingdom.

Commenting on this milestone, S Jena, ED (Industrial & Commercial), BPCL said products from the complex would replace almost 90 per cent of the countrys imports in this segment.

We remin that as MRC reported previously, Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL), also known as the Assam gas cracker project, has unexpectedly shut down its high density polyethylene (HDPE)/linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) swing plant. Thus, this plant was taken off-stream on 12 April 2021 due to technical glitches. Based in Lepetkata, Assam, India, the plant has a production capacity of 220,000 mt/year. It resumed operations early last week.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated polyethylene (PE) consumption totalled 356,370 tonnes in the first two month of 2021, down by 9% year on year. Shipments of exclusively low density polyethylene (LDPE) increased.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:acryl, PE, crude and gaz condensate, propylene, LDPE, HDPE, elastomer, ethylene, petrochemistry, coatings, adhesives, paints and coatings, BCPL, Bharat Petroleum, India, Russia.
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