PetroChina Starts Ineos Polymer Plants

Chinese petrochemical company PetroChina Dushanzi has started its two Ineos Technologies licensed polymer plants, as part of the company's polyolefins operation expansion.

The 300KTA Innovene S high-density polyethylene plant has become the first licensee line to start up using this cutting-edge technology.

The Innovene PP lines in the 550KTA Innovene PP polypropylene plant are the fifth and sixth such lines to start up in China since 1998.

Successful and consistent plant production was achieved within minutes of introducing the catalyst to the reactors, Ineos said.