China’s Yisheng Dahua to shut PTA for turnaround, debottlenecking

18 March 2011 01:51  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Yisheng Dahua Petrochemical plans to shut its 1.5m tonne/year purified terepthalic acid (PTA) plant at Dalian in northeastern China’s Dalian province on 16 April for a turnaround and expansion works, a company source said on Friday.

The 10-20 days of turnaround was brought forward from its initial plan in early May after “a thorough consideration” in view of record high feedstock paraxylene (PX) prices, the source said.

Its PTA capacity is expected to be increased to 2m tonnes/year from 1.5m tonne/year after the completion of the turnaround, he added.

Yisheng Dahua Petrochemical is a joint venture between major PTA producer Yisheng Petrochemical and the Dahua Group. The former operates two PTA lines with a total production capacity of 1.1m tonnes/year in Ningbo, eastern China.

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By: Becky Zhang
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