Additional supplies to impact polypropylene prices in Asia

Al-Waha Petrochemical Co. in Dubai has announced start up at its new complex, which includes a 450000 tpa polypropylene (PP) plant based on LyondellBasell's Spherizone process technology. Al-Waha is located in Al-Jubail Industrial City and was formed in 2006 as a 75:25 JV between Sahara Petrochemicals Co. and LyondellBasell. Yanbu National Petrochemical (YANSAB)’s 400,000 tpa polypropylene plant that was started up in July and shuttered in the next month, is ready for restart. Yansab is the most recent affiliate of SABIC and is slated to be SABIC’s largest petrochemical complex with capacity including 1.3 mln pa of ethylene, 400,000 tpa of propylene, 900,000 tpa of polyethylene, 400,000 tpa of polypropylene, 700,000 tpa of ethylene glycol; 250,000 tpa of benzene, xylene and toulene and 100,000 tpa of butene-1 and butene-2. Additionally, three PP plants are scheduled for start up in China- Panjin Petrochemical with capacity to produce 250,000 tpa, Jinxi Petrochemical, part of CNPC, with capacity of 150,000 tpa and Da Tang Inner Mongolia with capacity to produce 460,000 tpa PP.
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