08 May 2009 04:04 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--China’s Xiang Lu Petrochemical shut down its 1.65m tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant on 5 May with no fixed restart date, company sources said on Friday.
Mechanical issues and shortage of feedstock paraxylene may have caused the unplanned shutdown early this week, said a source close to the company.
“No restart date has been decided yet. We will review the situation again later this week,” said one of the company sources.
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Like most of its counterparts, Xiang Lu has been facing a shortage of feedstock PX over the past few months as PX producers have been curtailing output.
Xiang Lu is one of the largest PTA producers in
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