15 July 2009 17:08 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Mitsubishi Chemical (India) will restart its 480,000 tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Haldia on 21 July after bringing it offline on Monday due to a mechanical fault, company sources said Wednesday.
“The plant would resume operations on 21 July; the mechanical problem should be solved by then,” said one of the sources.
Meanwhile, the company remained in the process of starting up its new 800,000 tonne/year PTA plant at the same Haldia site on the east coast of ?xml:namespace>
“Raw materials have been fed into the plant. It should start within the next few days,” said another source.
The Japanese-owned company had since April attempted several times to start the new facility, but had so far not been able to produce on-spec material for commercial sale.
The start-up date for commercial production was last adjusted to July from June.
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