05 July 2011 21:19 [Source: ICIS news]
SAO PAULO (ICIS)--Brazil’s Complexo Petroquimico do Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) will supply the Petroquimica Suape complex with 50% of the paraxylene (PX) needed as feedstock to produce purified terephthalic acid (PTA), Brazil’s Petrobras said on Tuesday.
Before Comperj starts production, 50% of the feedstock will come from a Braskem unit in Bahia and the other 50% will be imported tax-free, according to the company.
The Suape Complex in northeast Brazil will supply local and export buyers with 700,000 tonnes/year of PTA as well as 240,000 tonnes/year of filament yarn to the domestic market.
Another unit will have a production capacity of 450,000 tonnes/year of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). PTA is used to make PET.
The Petroquimica Suape complex is expected to begin production in the second half of 2011.
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