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▶ Plant News: (Dt:01/04/2020)
1. Company :Sanjiang Fine Chemical
2. Product : Monoethylene glycol (MEG)
3. Location : Jiaxing (Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China)
4. Capacity : 258 KTPA
5. Event Start: 26th March'20
6. Event End: Beginning of this week (Apr'20).
7. Reason: Due to pipeline repairs.
▶ Plant News: (Dt:31/03/2020)
1. Company :Unigel
2. Product : Acrylonitrile (AKN)
3. Location : Camasari (Camacari, Bahia, Brazil)
4. Capacity : 95 KTPA
5. Event Start: 20 March'20
6. Event End: 20 April'20
7. Reason: Due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus.
▶ Plant News: (Dt:30/03/2020)

1. Company : Formosa Plastics USA

2. Product : VCM

3. Location : Baton Rouge, USA

4. Capacity : 250 KTPA 

5. Event Start: Not Disclosed

6. Reason: Company has postponed planned maintenance works. Earlier company was going to close production May 2020.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:28/03/2020)
1. Company : Formosa Plastics
2. Product : PVC
3. Location :  Louisiana, USA
4. Capacity : 470 KTPA
5. Event Start: Early May'20
6. Event End : End of the May'20
7. Reason:Plant will shutdown for maintanance work.
▶ Plant News: (Dt:27/03/2020)
1. Company :Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical
2. Product : Frosted Polyethylene (LDL)
3. Location : Nanjing, China
4. Capacity : 260 KTPA
5. Event Start: 17th March'20
6. Event End : Not yet decided to reopen this plant.
7. Reason:Planned shutdown for maintanance work.
▶ Plant News: (Dt:26/03/2020)

1. Company : Sinopec Maoming 

2. Product : Poly Propylene plant 

3. Location : Guangdong, China

4. Capacity : 200 KTPA 

5. Event Start: 22nd March'20

6. Event End : Expected to be remain shut for 20 - 25 days.

7. Reason: Unplanned shutdown due to mechanical issues.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:25/03/2020)
1. Company : Americas Styrenics (AmSty)
2. Product : Poly Styrene (PS)
3. Location : Saint James, Louisiana, USA
4. Capacity : 953 KTPA
5. Event Start: End of Jan'20
6. Event End : End off Feb'20
7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.
▶ Plant News: (Dt:24/03/2020)
1. Company : Lotte Chemical Titan
2. Product : Linear Polyethylene (LDL)
3. Location : Daesan (Daesan, Sosan, South Korea)
4. Capacity : 300 KTPA
5. Event Start: 4th March'20
6. Event End : Till June'20
7. Reason: Due to explosion at a cracking unit at the same site.
▶ Plant News: (Dt:23/03/2020)

1. Company : Jiangyin Chengxing Industrial Group

2. Product : Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant 

3. Location : Jiangsu, China

4. Capacity : 600 KTPA

5. Event Start: 3rd November'19

6. Event End : Not Disclosed

7. Reason: Company has postponed startup of facility. Plant was closed due to dull bazaar conditions.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:21/03/2020)

1. Company : OxyChem

2. Product : Poly Vinyl Chloride 

3. Location : Pasadena, Texas, USA

4. Capacity : 1 MnMTPA

5. Event Start: 1st week April'20

6. Event End : Expected to be remain shut for 8 - 10 days.

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:20/03/2020)

1. Company : BASF

2. Product : Ethylene Oxide 

3. Location : Germany

4. Capacity : 345 KTPA

5. Event Start: 19th March'20

6. Event End : Expected to be remain shut for 25 - 30 days.

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:19/03/2020)

1. Company : Tianjin Dagu Chemical

2. Product : Propylene oxide

3. Location : China

4. Capacity : 150 KTPA

5. Event Start: 19th March'20

6. Event End : Expected to be remain shut upto 22 of March.

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:18/03/2020)

1. Company : CNOOC Taizhou

2. Product : Aromatics plant 

3. Location : Jiangsu, China

4. Capacity : 80 KTPA of Benzene, 220 KTPA of mixed Xylenes & 200 KTPA of Toluene

5. Event Start: 16th March'20

6. Event End : 16th April'20

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:17/03/2020)

1. Company : Polytama Propindo

2. Product : Polypropylene (PP)

3. Location : West Java, Indonesia

4. Capacity : 240 KTPA

5. Event Start: End of March'20

6. Event End : Expected to be remain shut for 15 - 20 days.

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:16/03/2020)

1. Company : SP Chemicals,

2. Product : Styrene plant

3. Location : Jiangsu, China

4. Capacity : 320 KTPA

5. Event Start: 19th March'20

6. Event End : 27th March'20

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:14/03/2020)

1. Company : Saudi Eastern Petrochemical Company (SHARQ), 

2. Product : No.4 MEG plant

3. Location : Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia

4. Capacity : 675 KTPA

5. Event Start: 6th February'20

6. Event End : Early in March'20

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:13/03/2020)

1. Company : CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Co (CSPC)

2. Product : LDPE plant

3. Location : Guangdong, China

4. Capacity : 270 KTPA

5. Event Start: 24th February'20

6. Event End : 2nd March'20

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:12/03/2020)

1. Company : Yanlian Petrochemical 

2. Product :  No. 1 polypropylene (PP) plant

3. Location : Shaanxi, China

4. Capacity : 100 KTPA

5. Event Start: 5th March'20

6. Event End : Not disclosed

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works

▶ Plant News: (Dt:11/03/2020)
1. Company : Formosa Chemical and Fiber Corp (FCFC)
2.Product: No.1 styrene Monomer Facility
3.Location: Mailiao, Taiwan
4.Capacity: 250 KTPA
5.Event date: Mid of March 2020
6.Event End: End of June 2020
7.Remarks: Planned shutdown for maintenance works. 
▶ Plant News: (Dt:9/03/2020)

1. Company : ExxonMobil

2. Product : Butadiene plant 

3. Location : Louisiana, USA

4. Capacity : 170 ktpa

5. Event Start: Mid of Feb'20

6. Event End : End of Feb'20

7. Reason: Unplanned shutdown on account of mechanical issues.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:7/03/2020)

1. Company : CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Co (CSPC)

2. Product : No. 2 cracking unit

3. Location : Guangdong, China

4. Capacity : 1.2 mnmtpa of Ethylene & 620 ktpa of Propylene

5. Event Start: 2nd week March 2020

6. Event End : Expected to be remain shut for 20 - 25 days.

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:6/03/2020)

1. Company : Sipchem

2. Product : PDH plant 

3. Location : Saudi Arabia

4. Event Start: 3rd March 2020

5. Event End : Expected to be remain shut for 10 - 15 days.

6. Reason: Unplanned shutdown due to mechanical issues.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:5/03/2020)

1. Company : PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC)

2.Product : No. 2 Cracking facility

3.Location : Map Ta Phut, Thailand

4.Capacity : 400 KTPA of Ethylene & 50 KTPA of Propylene 

5.Event Start: 20th January 2020

6. Event End : 2nd week March, 2020

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:4/03/2020)

1. Company : PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC)

2.Product : No. 2 Cracking facility

3.Location : Map Ta Phut, Thailand

4.Capacity : 400 KTPA of Ethylene & 50 KTPA of Propylene 

5.Event Start: 20th January 2020

6. Event End : 2nd week March, 2020

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:3/03/2020)
1. Company : Taiyo Vinyl
2.Product : Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant
3.Location : Yokkaichi, Japan
4.Capacity : 310 KTPA
5.Event Start: 1st week March 2020
6. Event End : Expected to be remain shut for 55 - 60 days.
7. Reason: Planned shutdown for planned maintenance works.
▶ Plant News: (Dt:2/03/2020)

1. Company : Shandong Shengyuan Petrochemical Technology 

2.Product : Styrene monomer facility

3.Location : Shandong , China

4.Capacity : 60 KTPA

5.Event Start: 13th Feb, 2020

6. Event End : Not Disclosed

7. Reason: Unplanned shutdown due to dull bazaar condition.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:29/02/2020)

1. Company : Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical

2.Product : No. 1 LDPE

3.Location : Shanghai, China

4.Capacity : 45 KTPA

5.Event Start: 18th February 2020

6. Event End : Not Disclosed 

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:27/02/2020)
1. Company : Huizhou Zhongxin Chemical
2.Product : Phenol and Acetone plant
3.Location : Huizhou, China
4.Capacity : 183 KTPA of Phenol & 118 KTPA of Acetone
5.Event Start: 25th Feb, 2020
6. Event End : Expected to be remain shut for 40-45 days.
7. Reason: planned shutdown for maintenance works.
▶ Plant News: (Dt:26/02/2020)

1. Company : Hanbang Jiangyin Petrochemical

2.Product : No.2 Terephthalic acid (TFK)

3.Location : Jiangjin , China

4.Capacity : 2.2 mnmtpa

5.Event Start: 14th Feb, 2020

6. Event End : Not Disclosed

7. Reason: Unplanned shutdown due to operational issues.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:25/02/2020)

1. Company : Lotte Chemical Titan

2.Product : 2 naphtha-fed steam cracker

3.Location : Malaysia

4.Capacity : 415 KTPA of Ethylene & 234 KTPA of Propylene

5.Event Start: March, 2020

6. Event End : Expected to be remain shut for 40 - 45 days.

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

                                                          ▶ Plant News: (Dt:24/02/2020) 
1. Company : Westlake Chemical
2.Product : LLDPE plant
3.Location : Louisiana, USA
4.Capacity : 205 KTPA
5.Event Start: 3rd week Feb, 2020
6. Event End : Not Disclosed
7. Reason: Unplanned shutdown due to mechanical issues.
                                                           ▶ Plant News: (Dt:24/02/2020) 
1. Company : ExxonMobil
2.Product : Butadiene plant
3.Location : Louisiana, USA
4.Capacity : 170 KTPA
5.Event Start: 11th Feb, 2020
6. Event End : Expected to be remain shut for 15 - 20 days.
7. Reason: Unplanned shutdown due to fire in pipeline.
▶ Plant News: (Dt:22/02/2020)

1. Company : Ningbo Fund Energy 

2.Product :  Polypropylene (PP) plant

3.Location : Ningbo, China

4.Capacity : 400 KTPA  of PP

5.Event Start: 18th Feb, 2020

6. Event End : Expected to be remain shut for 15 - 20 days.

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:21/02/2020)

1. Company : Phillips 66

2.Product :  Polypropylene (PP) plant

3.Location : New Jersey, USA

4.Capacity : 360 KTPA  of PP

5.Event Start: Mid of Feb'20

6. Event End : Not disclosed

7. Reason: Unplanned shutdown due to mechanical issues.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:20/02/2020)

1.Company:   The Taiwanese TSRC Corporation

2.Product:  Styrene Butadiene rubber (BSC) plant

3.Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan

4.Capacity : 100 KTPA  of BSK

5.Event Start: Mid of Apr, 2020

6.Event End: 1st Week of May, 2020.

7.Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:19/02/2020)

1. Company : Tosoh (Guangzhou) Chemical Industries

2.Product: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant 

3.Location: Guangzhou, China

4.Capacity: 220 KTPA

5.Event date: 9th February 2020

6.Event End: Not Announced

7.Remarks: Company operates production facility 50% of its whole production capacity. 

▶ Plant News: (Dt:18/02/2020)

1. Company : Formosa Chemical and Fiber Corp (FCFC)

2.Product: No.3 styrene Monomer Facility

3.Location: Mailiao, Taiwan

4.Capacity: 720 KTPA

5.Event date: 17th Feb. 20

6.Event End: Not Disclosed

7.Remarks: Unplanned shutdown due to mechanical issues.

                                                       ▶ Plant News: (Dt:17/02/2020)
1. Company : JG Summit
2.Product: Cracking Facility
3.Location: Batangas, Philippines
4.Capacity: 320 KTPA
5.Event date: 6th Oct.2019
6.Event End: Q2 2020
7.Remarks: Planned shutdown for maintenance & Expansion works.
                                                 ▶ Plant News: (Dt:15/02/2020)
1. Company : CPC Corp.
2.Product: No.6 steam cracker
3.Location: Linyuan, Taiwan
4.Capacity: 720 KTPA of Ethylene & 430 KTPA of Propylene
5.Event date: 11th Feb. 20
6.Event End: Expected to be remain shut for 55-60 days.
7.Remarks: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.
▶ Plant News: (Dt:15/02/2020)
1. Company : Nanjing Chengzhi Yongqing Energy Technology Co
2.Product: Butadiene
3.Location: Jiangsu, China
4.Capacity: 100 KTPA
5.Event date: 10th Feb. 20
6.Event End: Not disclosed
7.Remarks: Unplanned shutdown due to mechanical issues.
▶ Plant News: (Dt:14/02/2020)

1. Company : YNCC

2.Product: No. 2 Cracking facility 

3.Location: Yeosu,South Korea

4.Capacity: 370 KTPA

5.Event date: 4Q 2020

6.Event End: Early in Dec. 20

7.Remarks: Planned shutdown for maintenance and expansion work

▶ Plant News: (Dt:13/02/2020)

1. Company : Inner Mongolia Yigao Coal Chemical Technology Co Ltd. 

2.Product: Monoethylene glycol (MEG) 

3.Location: Inner Mongolia, China

4.Capacity: 120 KTPA

5.Event date: 4th February 2020

6.Event End: Not decided

7.Remarks: Unplanned shutdown due to dull bazaar condition. 

▶ Plant News: (Dt:12/02/2020)
1. Company : Petro Rabigh
2.Product: No.2 Polypropylene (PP)
3.Location: Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
4.Capacity: 350 KTPA
5.Event date: End of February 2020
6.Event End: Expected to be remain shut for 50 - 55 days.
7.Remarks: Planned shut down due to maintenance works.
▶ Plant News: (Dt:11/02/2020)

1. Company : Fujian Tiancheng Yaolong Chemical

2.Product: Caprolactam 

3.Location: Fuqing, China

4.Capacity: 350 KTPA

5.Event date: 17th February 2020

6.Event End: 18th March 2020

7.Remarks: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:10/02/2020)

1. Company : Zheijang Petrochemical

2.Product: HDPE

3.Location: Zheijang , China

4.Capacity: 300 KTPA

5.Event date: 1Q 2020

6.Remarks: Company is in plans to commence operations at its newly build facility.

▶ ChemOne has inaugurated Aromatics plant in Johor. (Dt: 8/2/20)
ChemOne Group, a Singapore-based oil and gas, petrochemicals conglomerate, has launched its newly build aromatics plant in Johor, Malesiya worth US$3.38 billion, expected to start construction in the second half of this year.

The complex will have a processing capacity of 150 Kbpd of condensate plus side feed of naphtha, an aromatics output of 2.3 Mnmtpa, 3.9 Mnmtpa of energy products and hydrogen output of 50,000 tonnes per annum, is scheduled for development across four years.

"At full capacity, expected from 2024, PEC is expected to generate an annual export turnover of US$5 billion for Malaysia," stated by company in its statement.
 Plant News: (Dt:07/02/2020)

1. Company : Petro Rabigh

2. Product: LDPE/EVA facility

3. Location: Rabigh, Saudi Arabia

4. Capacity : 160 KTPA 

5. Event date: February 2020

6. Event End: Expected to be remain shut for 40 - 45 days.

7. Remarks: Planned shutdown due to maintenance works.

▶ Plant News:(06/02/2020)
1. Company  : Yisheng Petrochemical
2.Product:  No. 2 terephthalic acid (TPA) plant
3.Location: Dalian, China
4.Capacity : 300 KTPA
5.Event date: Mid of February, 2020
6.Event End: 3rd week March 2020
7. Remarks: Planned shutdown due to maintenance works.
▶ Plant News:(05/02/2020)


1. Company:  BP Refining & Petrochemicals (BPRP)

2.Product :  Cracker No. 3

3.Location : Gelsenkirchen, Germany

4.Capacity : 550 KTPA  of Ethylene

                       335 KTPA of Propylene

5.Event Start: 13th Jan, 2020

6. Event End: Last week of Jan 2020

7. Reason: Unplanned shutdown due to technical problem that led to small fire

▶ Plant News: Restart (DT: 3/2/20)

1. Company: PT. Lotte Chemical Titan Nusantara

2.Product: No. 3 Poly Ethylene

3.Location: Cilegon, Indonesia 

4.Event Start: 22nd Dec'19

5.Event End: 22nd Jan'20

6.Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:31/1/20)
1. Company: Dairen Chemical
2.Product: Vinyl acetate monomer
3.Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
4.Capacity : 120 KTPA
5.Event Start: 13th Feb'20
6.Event End: Expected to be remain shut for 20 - 25 days.
7.Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.
▶ Plant News:(31/01/2020)
1. Company: Ineos
2.Product: Propylene
3.Location: Germany
4.Capacity : 335 KTPA
5.Event Start: March'20
6.Event End: Expected to be remain shut for 55 - 60 days.
7.Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.
▶ Hengli Petrochemical commenced operations at its 4th PTA facility.: (Dt:30/1/20)
Hengli Petrochemical, China based refiner, has resumed operations at its 4th PTA production facility located at Dalian, China with production capacity of 2.5 mnmtpa. The facility has successfully commenced operations with INVISTA Performance Technologies (IPT)'s P8 technology with industry leading variable cost, capital productivity, energy usage, water usage, effluent generation and footprint, came online on January 8th, 2020. .
   ▶ Plant News: (Dt:29/1/20)

1. Company: Versalis

2.Product: Cracking facility 

3.Location: Italy

4.Capacity : 490 KTPA 

5.Event Start: Jan'20

6.Event End: Expected to e remain shut for 15 - 20 days.

7.Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:28/1/20)

1. Company: PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC)

2.Product :  No. 1 cracking plant 

3.Location : Map Ta Phut, Thailand

4.Capacity : 515 KTPA  of Ethylene

                     295 KTPA of Propylene

5.Event Start: 23th Jan, 2020

6. Event End: May be 40 days.

7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance work.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:28/1/20)

▶ RIL's partnership with S.Aramco not a drawback from energy business: Study.


Reliance Ind., leading Indian refiner, has formed partnership with Saudi Aramco for its USD 75 billion oil-to-chemicals business signals expansion rather than retreat as growth opportunities are expected to boost the petrochemical and refining vertical: analyst firm said.


Stating that India has significant secular expansion (that is, unaffected by short-term trends) ahead in refined products and petrochemicals, it said with the lowest demand per capita of 1.3 barrels per person, demand for refined products will grow by 5 million barrels per day over the next two decades, more than any other major bazaar.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:27/1/20)

1. Company: Integrated Refinery Petrochemical Complex (IRPC)

2.Product: Aromatics plant 

3.Location: Thailand

4.Capacity : 35 KTPA Benzene, 85 KTPA of Toluene & 95 KTPA of Mixed Xylenes 

5.Event Start: 16th Jan'20

6.Event End: 25th Jan'20

7.Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:24/1/20)

▶ USA has imposed Further Sanctions on Iran’s Petrochemical Industry.


U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed further sanctions on network of companies helping Iran circumvent Washington’s sanctions selling products by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). U.S. sanctioned four companies that it says have traded hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Iranian petroleum and petrochemicals in its latest effort to clamp down on the Islamic Republic’s revenue sources.


The Department of State is imposing sanctions on Chinese company Shandong Qiwangda Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Hong Kong-based Triliance Petrochemical, and Hong Kong entity Jiaxiang Industry Hong Kong Limited.The move is a continuation of the White House’s aggressive strategy to penalize firms dealing with Iran, a country it nearly went to war with earlier this month.


The Treasury Department penalized Triliance Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Sage Energy HK Limited, Peakview Industry Co. Limited, and Beneathco DMCC for dealings with the state-owned National Iranian Oil Co. The transactions helped finance Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force and its terrorist proxies, stated by Dept.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:24/1/20)

1. Company: Zhejiang Petrochemical

2.Product: HDPE Facility

3.Location: China

4.Capacity : 300 KTPA

5.Event Start: 28th Dec'19

6.Reason: Company operates newly build facility at its full capacity.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:23/1/20)

1. Company:   PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC)

2.Product: No.2 Cracking facility

3.Location: Map Ta Phut, Thailand

4.Capacity : 50 KTPA of Propylene & 400 KTPA of Ethylene 

5.Event Start: 20th Jan, 2020

6.Event End: Expected to be remain shut for 30-35 days

7.Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:22/1/20)

▶ The output of linear polyethylene (LDL) in Russia increased by 32% in 2019


Linear polyethylene production in Russia amounted to 232.3 KT, which is 32% more than in 2018. All manufacturers increased operating volumes, and LDL production at the new production.


In December, LDL production volume in Russia decreased to 21 , while a month earlier this figure was 25.2 KTs. Reduced operating time Kazanorgsintez and Nizhnekamskneftekhim. Thus, according to the results of 2019, the total volume of LDL production reached the level of 232.3 KTs against 175.5 KTs in 2018.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:21/1/20)
1. Company  :  Shandong Shenchi Petrochemical
2.Product:  No. 1 PDH plant
3.Location: Dongying, Shandong, China
4.Capacity : 200 KTPA of Propylene
5.Event Start: 10th Jan, 2020
6. Event End: After 40-50 days.
7. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance work.
▶ Plant News: (Dt:21/1/20)  
1. Company:  Americas Styrenics (AmSty)
2.Product:  St. James styrene plant
3.Location: Saint James, Louisiana, USA
4.Capacity : 953 KTPA
5.Event Start: End of Jan, 2020
6.Event End: After 30 days.
7.Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.
▶ Plant News: (Dt:16/1/20)

1. Company: Oriental Petrochemical (OPTC)

2.Product: terephthalic acid (TPA)

3.Location: Kwan Yin, Taiwan

4.Capacity : 490 KTPA

5.Event Start: Jan'20

6.Event End: Expected to be remain shut for 20 - 30 days.

7.Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance work.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:13/1/20)

1. Company: China Bluestar New Chemical Materials Co Ltd.

2.Product :  Butadiene plant 

3.Location : Puyang, Henan, China 

4.Capacity : 50  KTPA 

5.Event Start: 27th  Dec, 2019

6. Event End: 31st  Dec, 2019

7. Reason: Unplanned Shutdown for repair work.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:11/1/20)

1. Company:  Taiwan Styrene Monomer Corp (TSMC)

2.Product : #No. 2  of Styrene Plant

3.Location : Linyuan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

4.Capacity : 160 KTPA 

5.Event Start: 20th Feb, 2020

6. Event End: 8th Mar, 2020

7. Reason: Planned Shutdown for maintenance work.

▶ Plant News: (Dt:10/1/20)

1. Company: PetroRabigh

2.Product : Refining facility

3.Location : S. Arabia's West coast 

4.Capacity : 700 ktpa of PP

                   600 ktpa of LLDPE/HDPE swing plant,

                   160 ktpa of LDPE

5.Event Start: 24th Feb, 2020

6. Event End: 9th Apr, 2020

7. Reason: Planned Shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt: 9/1/20)

1. Company:  Indorama Ventures Company Ltd (IVL)

2.Product :  PET  line

3.Location : Map Ta Phuti, Thailand

4.Capacity : 110  KTPA  of PET

5.Event Start: 12th or 15th Jan, 2020

6. Event End: 22nd or 25th Jan, 2020

7. Reason: Planned Shutdown for repair work.

▶ Plant News: (Dt: 9/1/20)

▶ IVL has successfully acquired Huntsman's business. 

Indorama Ventures Ltd.,leading chemical mfgr, has completed acquisition of Huntsman's chemical intermediate and surfactants businesses worth $ 2 bn. The deal includes manufacturing operations in Texas, Australia and India. 

Indorama has acquired most of the operations at the Port Neches, Texas, site, including a 235,867 mt/year mixed-feed cracker; a 1 mnmtpa ethylene oxide (EO)/monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit; and a propylene oxide/MTBE plant, which also produces surfactants and amines. Huntsman retained ownership of a diglycolamine (DGA) plant at Port Neches. 

▶ Plant News: (Dt: 8/1/20)
1. Company: Hunan Yueyang Chemical Fiber
2. Product : Nylon-6 chip plant
3. Location : China
4. Capacity: 50 KTPA
5. Event Start: 2nd week Jan'20
6. Event End: Expected to be remain shut for 8 - 10 days.
7. Reason: Planned shut down for maintenance works.
▶ Plant News: (Dt: 7/1/20)

1. Company: North Huajin Chemical

2.Product : polypropylene (PP)

3.Location :Liaoning, China

4. Capacity: 50 KTPA 

4.Event Start: 22nd Dec'19

5.Event End: Not Disclosed

6. Reason: Unplanned shutdown due to mechanical issues.

▶ Plant News: (Dt: 6/1/2020)
1. Company: AGC Chemicals
2.Product : Poly VInyl Chloride (PVC)
3.Location :Vietnam
4. Capacity: 150 KTPA
5.Event Start: End of Mar'20
6. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.
▶ Plant News: (Dt: 3/1/20)

1. Company: Sichuan Shengda Group

2.Product : Terephthalic acid (TPA)

3.Location :Nanchong, China

4. Capacity: 1 mnmtpa

4.Event Start: 29th Dec'19

5.Event End: 7th Jan'20

6. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.

▶ Plant News: (Dt: 2/1/20)

1. Company: Shaoxing Sanyuan Petrochemical 

2.Product : Polypropylene (PP)

3.Location :Fujian , China

4. Capacity: 200 KTPA 

4.Event Start: 24th Dec'19

5.Event End: 1st Jan'20

6. Reason: Planned shutdown for maintenance works.