China’s Yalu Petrochemical to start up PTA project in July 2013

28 March 2012 09:17  [Source: ICIS news]

TAICANG, China (ICIS)--China’s Jiangsu Yalu Petrochemical plans to start up its 1.2m tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) project - which comprises two 600,000 tonne/year units - in July 2013, a company source said late on Tuesday.

The start-up date of the project at Rugao in Jiangsu province has been delayed by six months because land issues caused Yalu Petrochemical to relocate the two units in July-August 2011 from Taicang city in Suzhou province, the source said.

The source did not give further details on the land issues.

The project uses technology licensed from the China Textile Academy, he added.

Construction work on the project’s infrastructure has started and will be completed in 16 months, he said.

Yalu Petrochemical is a subsidiary of Jiangsu Yalu Group, China’s second largest down apparel manufacturer after Bosideng.

Yalu Group is the only garment maker in China to build upstream PTA plants, according to ICIS.

PTA is used to produce polyester.

By: Becky Zhang
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