01 March 2012 03:32 [Source: ICIS news]
The plant, which was shut on 1 March, will be upgraded during the shutdown to meet the national energy saving and emission reduction standard, the source said.
The monthly PTA production loss is around 30,000 tonnes, the source added.
During the shutdown, Sinopec will sell the plant’s 45,000 tonnes/month of feedstock paraxylene (PX), the source said, adding that Sinopec has already allocated all the PX to other PTA producers in
The company runs a third 600,000 tonne/year PTA unit at the same site, but there are no shutdown plans for the unit in 2012, the source added.
The shutdown is not expected to affect PTA prices because of oversupply, said another Chinese PTA producer.
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