MRPL begins commercial production of polypropylene

A J Vinayak Mangaluru | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on June 18, 2015

A view of the MRPL plant

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) has commenced commercial production of polypropylene in Mangaluru.

The company informed the BSE on Thursday that MRPL successfully commenced commercial production of polypropylene from its polypropylene plant as part of its phase-III refinery expansion and upgradation project on June 18. The plant has a capacity to produce 4,40,000 tonnes of polypropylene per annum.

Feedstock for the polypropylene plant -- polymer grade propylene -- is being produced from upstream petrochemical fluidised catalytic cracking unit of the refinery. Technology provider for the polypropylene plant is Novolen of Germany. The plant has been engineered and constructed by Engineers India Ltd, it said.

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Published on June 18, 2015
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