Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co Ltd formerly Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited, was established in the People's Republic of China on June 29, 1993 as a joint stock limited company. The Company changed its name to Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co Ltd on 12 October 2000. The Company along with its subsidiaries, the Group, is engaged in processing crude oil into synthetic fibres, resins and plastics, intermediate petrochemicals and petroleum products. The Group operates in five segments; synthetic fibres, resins and plastics, intermediate petrochemicals, petroleum products and trading of petroleum products. Synthetic fibres, resins and plastics, intermediate petrochemicals, petroleum products are produced through intermediate steps from the principal raw material of crude oil. The specific products of each segment are: The synthetic fibres segment produces mainly polyester and acrylic fibres, which are mainly used in the textile and apparel industries. The resins and plastics segment produces mainly polyester chips, polyethylene resins and films, polypropylene resins and PVA granules. The polyester chips are used to produce polyester fibres, coating and containers. Polyethylene resins and plastics are used to produce insulated cable, mulching films and moulded products such as housewares and toys. Polypropylene resins are used for films, sheets and moulded products such as housewares, toys, consumer electronics and automobile parts. The intermediate petrochemicals segment mainly produces p-xylene, benzene and butadiene. The intermediate petrochemicals produced are both served as raw materials in the production of other petrochemicals, resins, plastics and synthetic fibres, and sold to external customers. The Group's petroleum products segment is equipped with crude oil distillation facilities used to produce vacuum and atmospheric gas oils used as feedstock of the Group's downstream processing facilities. Residual oil and low octane gasoline fuels are co-products of the crude oil distillation process. Part of the residual oil is further processed into qualified refined gasoline and diesel oil. In addition, the Group produces different fuels for transportation, industry and household heating usage, such as diesel oil, jet fuel, heavy oil and liquefied petroleum gas. The Group's trading of petrochemical products segment is engaged in importing and exporting of petrochemical products. The products are sourced from international and domestic suppliers. Other operating segments represent the operating segments which do not meet the quantitative threshold for determining reportable segments. These include sales of consumer products and services and different other commercial activities.
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