11 April 2011 09:53 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s CNOOC Kingboard Chemical will restart its 900,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PX) unit in Huizhou on 17-18 April following a scheduled 45-day turnaround, a company official said on Monday.
“Deliveries for April would depend on how successful the restart is,” the company official told ICIS, adding that it was too soon to determine how much material the company would deliver for May.
CNOOC Kingboard shut its unit in early March after running the facility that can also produce up to 80,000 tonnes/year of orthoxylene (OX) at reduced rates since September 2010 because of mechanical issues.
The company supplies PX to major purified terephthalic acid (PTA) makers in China, such as BP Zhuhai, Xianglu Petrochemicals, Shaoxing Yuandong Petrochemical and Zhejiang Yisheng Petrochemical, market sources said.
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