MOSCOW (MRC) -- Inner Mongolia ChinaCoal Mengda New Energy & Chemical Industry Co Ltd (Zhongmei Mengda Chemical) has postponed scheduled maintenance works at its polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) plants to 15 July, 2021, according to CommoPlast with reference to market sources.
Based in Inner Mongolia, China, the company has PP and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plants with production capacity of 300,000 tons/year each.
Both plants were initially scheduled for maintenance by early July, however, due to the celebration of 100th Anniversary of the Communist Party, the local government of Erdos, Inner Mongolia is emphasizing plants to have stability on production. The celebration of the anniversary will be held starting 15 June for a month.
As MRC reported earlier, the company started up its PE and PP plants in Inne Mongolia in Q1 2017.
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 744,130 tonnes in the first four month of 2021, up by 4% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. At the same time, PP deliveries to the Russian market were 523,900 tonnes in January-April 2021, up by 55% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and PP block copolymers increased, whereas shipments of PP random copolymers decreased.