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APIC 2011: China Accelerates Ethylene Build

11:23 AM MDT | May 31, 2011 | —NATASHA ALPEROWICZ IN FUKUOKA, JAPAN

Ethylene capacity in China is set to increase by 16 million m.t./year by 2016, and demand for petrochemicals will remain strong in the next few years, delegates at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC), held in Fukuoka, Japan, were told last week. Increased ethylene capacity in China will be based on conventional technology as well as coal-to-olefins (CTO) processes, says Paul Pang, managing director of CMAI China. The 16 million m.t./year of ethylene capacity slated for China by 2016 includes 5.6 million m.t./year based on coal, he says...

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