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ZPC Restarts Polyethylene Manufacturing in Zhoushan Island Post-Repair Activities
ZPC Restarts Polyethylene Manufacturing in Zhoushan Island Post-Repair Activities

ZPC Restarts Polyethylene Manufacturing in Zhoushan Island Post-Repair Activities

  • 28-Feb-2024 3:14 PM
  • Journalist: Patrick Knight

Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical (ZPC), a major player in China's petrochemical industry, has successfully recommenced the production of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) at Zhoushan Island, situated in Zhejiang Province. This significant development follows a scheduled maintenance period aimed at optimizing operational efficiency and ensuring the high-quality output of HDPE. The maintenance activities for Line 2, boasting an annual production capacity of 350 thousand tons of HDPE, commenced on January 26 of the current year.

The temporary suspension of production activities for maintenance aligns with ZPC's commitment to maintaining its facilities at optimal conditions, adhering to rigorous industry standards. Such proactive maintenance measures contribute to the overall reliability and longevity of the production infrastructure.

Notably, prior to this resumption of HDPE production, ZPC had temporarily halted the production of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear polyethylene (LDL) in Zhoushan Island. This unscheduled pause, initiated on October 10, 2023, was essential for addressing operational requirements and conducting necessary repairs. The maintenance efforts targeted lines with an impressive combined capacity of 400 thousand tons of LDPE and 450 thousand tons of LDL annually, signifying the scale and significance of the tasks undertaken.

The meticulous maintenance activities extended over a period of 20 days, emphasizing ZPC's dedication to swift and effective resolutions. The focus on repairing and optimizing the LDPE and LDL production lines underscores the company's commitment to delivering top-tier products while ensuring the long-term sustainability of its operations.

Zhejiang Petrochemical, the parent company of ZPC, is a private entity actively involved in the construction of a new petrochemical complex in eastern China. This ambitious venture aims to enhance the company's capabilities and contribute to the overall growth of the petrochemical industry in the region. With a majority stake (51%) owned by the primary shareholder of Rongsheng Petrochemical, Zhejiang Petrochemical has also garnered support from prominent stakeholders such as China's Juhua Group and Tongkun Group.

The strategic ownership structure, with major industry players as stakeholders, positions Zhejiang Petrochemical as a formidable force in the petrochemical landscape. The collaborative efforts of these entities signify a shared vision for advancing technological capabilities, improving production processes, and contributing to the economic prosperity of the region.

As ZPC resumes the production of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) on Zhoushan Island, it reflects not only a successful completion of scheduled maintenance but also a readiness to meet the demands of the market. HDPE, a versatile and widely used polymer, finds applications across various industries, including packaging, construction, and automotive. ZPC's commitment to consistently delivering high-quality HDPE products underscores its role as a key contributor to China's petrochemical sector.

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