08 July 2011 10:57 [Source: ICIS news]
The second compressor of the PTA plant, with a 1m tonne/year capacity was successfully brought on stream on 7 July, a month after the first compressor with the same capacity came on line, the source said.
The start-up at the second compressor was smooth, he said.
“New [PTA] products are tested qualified and our daily output has reached 4,600 tonnes today [Friday],” he added.
Current daily production translates to an 80% operating rate at the new PTA plant.
Yisheng Petrochemical sent out PTA output from the new plant to its joint owners -
A number of Zhejiang-based polyester makers have also started receiving material from the company’s new plant since the start of July, the source said.
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