MOSCOW (MRC) -- Shaanxi Yanchang Zhongmei Yulin phase II new low density polyethylene (LDPE)/ethylene-vinyl-acetate (EVA) plant is slated to startup by November 2020, reported CommoPlast with reference to market sources.
Based in Shaanxi, China, the LDPE/EVA swing plant has a production capacity of 300,000 tons/year. It is expected to startup with production of LDPE and then following by EVA.
A source closed to the company informed that EVA will be the core production focus for this plant, hence shall not be impacting much on PE market in China.
As reported earlier, Shaanxi Yanchang Zhongmei Yulin Energy and Chemical Co Ltd shut it’s polypropylene (PP) 2 and linear low density (LLDPE) units for scheduled turnaround on 1 August, 2016. Meanwhile, its MTO, PP1 and high density polyethylene (HDPE) units were shut on 8 August 2016. Based in Shaanxi, China, the company has a PP1, PP2, HDPE and LLDPE units each with a production capacity of 300,000 ton/year. The units are expected to remain off-stream for 45 days.
According to MRC's DataScope, September EVA imports to Russia fell by 30,32% year on year to 2,38 tonnes from 3,420 tonnes a year earlier, and overall imports of this grade of ethylene copolymer into the Russian Federation dropped in January-September 2020 by 9,85% year on year to 26,340 tonnes (29,220 tonnes a year earlier).