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Egypt’s ETHYDCO to start ethylene production

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 02/03/2016 (17:31)
The Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO), which will be Egypt’s second PE producer along with HDPE producer SIDPEC, is planning to start producing ethylene by the middle of March.

A source from the company told ChemOrbis that if the start up cannot be materialized as of mid-March, it should take place by the beginning of April at the latest. Previously, ETHYDCO had announced that they were to start producing ethylene by the end of first quarter of 2016.

The producer, whose cracker will have an ethylene capacity of 460,000 tons/year, still has not set a specific start up date for their PE production. However, they continue to mull over the date as of the second quarter of 2016 or the beginning of the third quarter. ETHYDCO’S new cracker’s integrated PE plant will have a production capacity of 400,000 tons/year.
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