Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Shanghai Complex is an active petrochemical complex located in Shanghai, China. The complex started commercial operations in 1974 and currently has an active annual capacity of 5.35mtpa. Its capacity is expected to increase to 5.49mtpa in 2030. The plants in this complex are operated by Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical.

Key Products Capacity – Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Shanghai Complex, 2020

Key products produced in this complex include xylenes, ethylene, ethylene glycol (EG), benzene, propylene etc.

Xylenes accounts for major capacity share i.e., 15.7% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 0.84mtpa, followed by ethylene and ethylene glycol (EG) with 13.1% (0.7mtpa) and 11.4% (0.61mtpa) respectively.

About Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co Ltd (SPC), a subsidiary of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp), is an integrated refining and petrochemical company. It processes crude oil into synthetic fibers, resins and plastics, intermediate petrochemical products and petroleum products. The company’s portfolio of products includes synthetic fibers, jet fuel, resins and plastics, diesel ethylene, heavy oil, gasoline, polyester chips, ethylene glycol and butadiene. Its products find application in textile, apparel, rubber, automobile, housewares, consumer electronics, chemicals, pharmaceutical and auxiliary industries. The company also carries out other activities such as investment property leasing and other commercial activities. SPC is headquartered in Shanghai, China.


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