The ethane cracking to ethylene project has been launched in China, and the crude oil steam cracking technology has successfully realized industrial application.

Private enterprise Huatai Shengfu joined hands with Satellite Chemical to enter the ranks of polyethylene. Longyou Chemical, Haiyi Fine, Jinneng Technology, and Gulei Petrochemical have become rookies in the ranks of polyolefins.

In 2021, two domestic ethylene cracking projects from pure ethane will be launched, which will directly help Dushanzi Petrochemical and Lanzhou Petrochemical to substantially increase their polyethylene production capacity, and their production capacity will rank among the top two in China. Zhejiang Petrochemical's 300,000-ton/year high-pressure plant is about to be put into production, and it is likely to join the ranks of EVA, and there may not be much scheduling for LDPE. The third phase of CNOOC and Shell's ethylene project should also increase the scale of polyethylene production capacity. After ExxonMobil Huizhou, North Huajin Expansion, Guangdong Petrochemical, Yulong Petrochemical, Guangxi Petrochemical, Luoyang Petrochemical, Zhongke Refinery, Baofeng Energy, Tahe Refining and other projects have been put into production, I believe that the polyethylene lever enterprise There will be seat rotation changes.

Up to now, Sinopec has completed and put into production 44 sets of polyethylene plants, with a total scale of 9.02 million tons per year; PetroChina has completed and put into production 31 sets of polyethylene plants, with a total scale of 6.6 million tons per year, accounting for 24.9% of the country.

Donghua Energy's Ningbo Daxie base has put into production two more sets of polypropylene, and the first phase of the Maoming project has begun construction. Zhongjing Petrochemical is building 1.2 million tons of polypropylene per year. Baofeng Energy’s Ningdong and Ordos projects, Jinfa Technology Ningbo project, Kaijin Energy, Yuanjin New Materials, Juzhengyuan, Yulong Petrochemical and other private giants will all Possess a large scale of polypropylene projects. Guangdong Petrochemical, North Huajin, and ExxonMobil Huizhou all find it difficult to think about the competition in the ranks of polypropylene.

Up to now, Sinopec has completed and put into operation 50 sets of polypropylene plants, with a total scale of 9.3 million tons per year; PetroChina has completed and put into operation 27 sets of polypropylene plants, with a total scale of 4.54 million tons per year.

With carbon peaks, carbon neutrality and plastic bans, the development trajectory of the polyolefin industry is being rewritten to the greatest extent. All polyolefin people are facing a brand-new industrial environment and many unknown opportunities. The polyolefin industry is gradually getting out of the world around two barrels of oil, and more dynamic private enterprises are rushing in. Different sources of raw materials, different selection processes, different core key equipment, different supporting downstream products, different management levels of enterprises, different business models of enterprises, different strategic thinking of enterprises, and different profitability of enterprises! The competitive strength of enterprises is different!

Ten trends in the polyolefin industry

1. Sinopec's "oil + coal" layout, leading the development of domestic mid-to-high-end polyolefin products
Shanghai Petrochemical, Yanshan Petrochemical, Maoming Petrochemical, Guangzhou Petrochemical, Tianjin Petrochemical, Qilu Petrochemical, Yangzi Petrochemical, Zhenhai Petrochemical, Shanghai Secco, Zhongyuan Petrochemical, Luoyang Petrochemical, Sino-Korea Petrochemical, etc. have always been benchmarks for the development of new polyolefin products. Leading enterprise. Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology has been at the forefront of research and development on high-melt strength polypropylene, special films, antibacterial materials, medical materials, and rotomolding materials.

2. PetroChina's "oil + ethane" layout, accelerated development of metallocene catalysts and products
Changqing Petrochemical's ethane cracking to ethylene project will be the first domestic cracking project of pure ethane feed. Dushanzi Petrochemical's Tarim ethane cracking to ethylene project was put into operation immediately. The two projects are self-sufficient in raw material ethane, which is derived from PetroChina's oil and gas resources, successfully avoiding the risk of being stuck in the imported ethane. Dushanzi Petrochemical, Lanzhou Petrochemical, Fushun Petrochemical, Daqing Petrochemical, Daqing Petrochemical, Daqing Petrochemical, etc. have always been the leading benchmark enterprises of PetroChina polyolefin. In recent years, China Petrochemical Institute has been exhausting its efforts in the research and development of metallocene catalysts and metallocene products.

3. Wanhua Chemical is the absolute leader in the chemical industry and the absolute dark horse of polyolefin
Wanhua Chemical has its own genes for technological innovation, the pilot test of POE elastomers has been completed, and high-end polyolefin products such as metallocene polyolefin are working hard to develop its own technology. At the same time, Yantai has plans to build the second phase of the large ethylene project.
Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd. started in 1978 and was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2001. Wanhua Chemical takes technological innovation as the first core competitiveness, possesses highly competitive MDI manufacturing technology and a complete industrial chain ADI Manufacturing technology and C2/C3/C4 complete petrochemical industry chain. The business focuses on the three major industrial platforms of polyurethane, petrochemicals, and fine chemicals. Related products are widely used in all aspects of national life, such as living and home furnishing, sports and leisure, automobile transportation, construction industry, electronic and electrical.
The company has production bases in Yantai, Ningbo, Sichuan, Fujian, and Hungary to create high-end, digital, and integrated green ecological chemical parks. It has R&D centers in Yantai, Beijing, Ningbo, Fujian, Sichuan, North America, Europe, etc. at home and abroad, forming an innovative R&D system from basic research, engineering development, process optimization to product application research and development. And successfully established the "National Polyurethane Engineering Technology Research Center", "National Engineering Laboratory of Polymer Surface Material Preparation Technology", "Nationally Recognized Enterprise Technology Center", "Academician Workstation", "Postdoctoral Research Workstation" and 15 national laboratories, workstations and Industry innovation platform.

4.Hengli Petrochemical's private refining leader
Hengli Petrochemical's industrial chain layout and economic strength are both top-notch.
Hengli Group was founded in 1994. The group now has one of the world’s largest PTA factories with the largest production capacity, the world’s largest functional fiber production base and one of the weaving companies. It has established a national "enterprise technology center", corporate competitiveness and product brands. Value ranks among the forefront of the international industry.
Hengli Group adheres to the development of the entire industry chain, creating "crude oil-aromatic hydrocarbons, ethylene-purified terephthalic acid (PTA), ethylene glycol-polyester (PET)-civil silk and industrial silk, engineering plastics, film-textile" Complete industrial chain. In the refining sector, Hengli’s 20 million tons/year integrated refining and chemical project is the first major private refining and chemical project listed in the State Council’s documents, and it is also a new round of strategic projects for the revitalization of Northeast China.
Hengli Petrochemical has made a large-scale deployment in the three aspects of "oil", "coal" and "biodegradation" across the country, and is forming a new core competitiveness of the enterprise.

5. Zhejiang Petrochemical Mixed Ownership Demonstration Project Chinese version "Gulf of Mexico"
After the completion of the second phase of the project, Zhejiang Petrochemical will have a 4.2 million tons/year ethylene production scale, and it will become the largest ethylene production base in China. In the future, Ningbo's polyolefin production capacity will also be the country's largest. Facing both domestic and foreign markets, Zhoushan enjoys the greatest convenience in warehousing and logistics. At the same time, Zhejiang is the largest producer of plastic products in the country, and the Zhejiang Petrochemical Project sits on a huge consumer market. Undoubtedly, Ningbo is a new highland for domestic polyolefins in the future.

6. Baofeng Energy has the lowest cost of polyolefins and launches R&D of mid-to-high-end products
Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group Co., Ltd. is located in the core area of ​​the national-level Ningdong Energy and Chemical Base. The transformation and clean and efficient use of chemical raw materials is a typical coal-based polygeneration circular economy demonstration enterprise.
Baofeng Energy plans to deploy the photovoltaic industry and plans to spend 1 billion yuan to deploy photovoltaic hydrogen production. It was recently announced that it will strive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, and the company will embark on a new strategic journey. Baofeng Energy's polyolefin cost is less than 4,000 yuan/ton, and it has become a benchmark enterprise for low polyolefin production costs in China. Since 2020, Baofeng Energy has focused on the research and development and production of new polyolefin products, and the upgrading of the polyolefin product structure has begun.

7. Donghua Energy invests in "Ningbo + Maoming" to build the largest polypropylene
Donghua Energy now owns 1.6 million tons of polypropylene per year. In March 2020, the Maoming Alkane Resource Comprehensive Utilization Project with a total investment of 40 billion yuan officially started piling. The first phase of the Maoming project will be completed in mid-June 2022. The second phase of the project is expected to start construction in 2022 and will be completed in 2024. Completed in the year. Donghua Energy is developing an industrial chain based on green chemicals to develop new materials and hydrogen energy industries, and to develop a propane-propylene-polypropylene industrial chain as the main line to build a world-class polypropylene production base. In the future, the scale of polypropylene production is planned to exceed that of PetroChina. Since 2020, Donghua Energy has been focusing on fiber products, and other new product brands are actively developing and trial production.

8. Yunenghua leads coal-based polyolefin products to upgrade to mid-to-high end
Yunenghua has always adhered to the production and research and development of polyolefin products, and has a pioneering spirit of innovation. It adds an average of 5-8 new polyolefin products every year. The proportion of new products and special materials of its polyolefin products is continuously upgraded, and it has become a domestic coal-based polyolefin. Leading enterprise in new product development. Tube materials and transparent materials have become the company's flagship product series.

9. Xinsu Chemical is obsessed with metallocene catalysts
Zibo Xinsu Chemical has total assets of 500 million yuan and produces 5 series of polyolefin catalysts with an annual production capacity of nearly 2,000 tons, which is suitable for gas phase and slurry polymerization processes to produce polyolefin resins. Relying on the Polyethylene Catalyst Engineering Technology Research Center, Xinsu Chemical has cooperated with many domestic and foreign scientific research institutions such as Sinopec Petrochemical Research Institute, Tianjin University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and SABIC (Europe), committed to new product research and development and continuous product quality It is a high-tech enterprise with 9 invention patents, 14 utility model patents, 10 scientific and technological innovation achievements, and 2 national torch plan projects. The self-developed metallocene polyethylene catalyst fills the domestic gap, and the full-density metallocene resin produced can completely replace imports.

10. Big Rubber and Plastics realizes localization of 350,000 tons/year extrusion granulation equipment
Large-scale extrusion pelletizing unit is the key equipment for post-processing of large-scale ethylene plant. Da Rubber & Plastics realized the domestically produced 350,000 tons/year polyolefin extrusion pelletizing unit, filling the domestic gap. In 2021, Dalian Rubber & Plastic Machinery Co., Ltd. successfully signed a 300,000-ton/year polypropylene co-rotating twin-screw mixing and extruding pelletizing unit development contract with a large domestic petrochemical company.
"Extensional rheology application technology" is an innovation of energy-saving and high-efficiency extrusion (mixing) system. This project is a key research and development subject of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Dalian Rubber & Plastic Machinery Co., Ltd. signed a strategic cooperation agreement with South China University of Technology, using the company's test center to actively participate in undertaking some project tasks and tests, and obtained the exclusive use of this technology in products such as "large extrusion granulation unit, internal mixer" Use rights. After the project obtained the stage results, Daqing Petrochemical actively used the 70,000 tons/year PE continuous mixing and extrusion pelletizing unit of Daqing Petrochemical to carry out engineering test verification. The extensional rheological screw was successfully developed.

Post time: Jan-05-2022