Iran’s PCC extends FM on PX, OX from Borzuyeh to end October

10 October 2011 09:13  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Iran’s Petrochemical Commercial Co (PCC) has extended its force majeure (FM) on paraxylene (PX) and orthoxylene (OX) supplies from its Borzuyeh aromatics facility until the end of October, a company source said on Monday.

“The damage to reactors No 3 and 4 are more severe than we expected. Thus, we had to extend the FM for another two weeks as more work will need to be carried out,” the source said.

PCC shut its Borzuyeh facility on 27 September because of a mechanical fault. The facility has a total of four reactors and can produce up to 700,000 tonnes/year of PX and 100,000 tonnes/year of OX.

PCC exports PX to purified terephthalic acid (PTA) makers in Pakistan, southeast Asia and China. The company’s OX is usually exported to phthalic anhydride (PA) makers in China.

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By: Bohan Loh
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