Aug 18, 2022 12:26 a.m.

China’s Zhongjing Petrochemical to startup new PP plant in June

At the moment, Zhongjing operates two existing PP lines with a nameplate capacity of 1 million tons/year and a 750,000 tons/year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit based in Fujian, China.

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Zhongjing Petrochemical in an official ceremony on 18 April 2022 announced the startup of its new polypropylene (PP) plant in Fujian province this June as construction is near completion. 

The new plant has an annual output of 1.2 million tons per annum using LyondellBasell’s 5th Generation Spheripol technology. The unit is likely to produce commodity grades including homo-PP yarn and injection at the initial stage before focusing on copolymer and specialty grades. 

The company initially planned to bring the new plant online between late 2022 to early 2023.

At the moment, Zhongjing operates two existing PP lines with a nameplate capacity of 1 million tons/year and a 750,000 tons/year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit based in Fujian, China.

Zhongjing Petrochemical has been actively exploring the export market over the past year and with the new plant coming online, overseas buyers would expect steadier supply from the producer now that China is self-sufficient for PP supply. 

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