09 June 2006 06:02 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--KP Chemical, the South Korean petrochemicals producer, will keep its 200,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PX) unit shut until end-August instead of early August, a source close to the company said on Friday.
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At the same time, the company switched from producing purified terephthalic acid (PTA) to purified isophthalic acid (PIA) at a 250,000 tonne/year line. This is a swing facility that can produce either PTA or PIA using different feedstocks.
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