16 April 2008 05:40 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Nippon Oil plans to restart its 400,000 tonnes/year paraxylene (PX) joint venture plant in Japan around 20 May after a catalyst change and maintenance, a company official said on Wednesday.
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Nippon Oil’s 350,000 tonnes/year PX unit in
The producer also planned to shut down its No 1 line in Mizushima for maintenance from October to November, while there were no plans for a shutdown for the No 2 line.
Each line has a PX nameplate capacity of 225,000 tonnes/year.
There were no plans to debottleneck its PX facilities this year, the official added.
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