China’s Hengli Group builds two PTA plants, start-ups set in ‘12

04 July 2011 12:02  [Source: ICIS news]

HONG KONG (ICIS)--China-based Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Co is currently building two new purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants that are due to start up next year, a company official said on Monday.

“We are building two PTA units with a capacity of 2.2m tonnes/year each in Dalian, northeastern Liaoning province. Construction work started from early last year,” Hengli Petrochemical vice general manager David Lin told ICIS on the sidelines of the Global PX-Polyester Chain Focus 2011 conference in Hong Kong.

The first PTA plant will start up in the second quarter of 2012, while the second plant will come on stream three months after the first plant begins production, Lin said.

The company is a subsidiary of Chinese polyester major Hengli Group, which is planning to expand its existing polyester capacities to consume the fresh PTA supply, Lin added.

Hengli Group is based in China’s eastern Jiangsu province and has a polyester capacity of 1.65m tonnes/year.

The Global PX-Polyester Chain Focus 2011 conference runs from 4-5 July.

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By: Judith Wang
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