Thai Paraxylene to restart Sri Racha aromatics unit

03 April 2012 10:36  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thai Paraxylene is planning to restart its Sri Racha-based aromatics unit “in a few days” following two weeks of maintenance and debottlenecking, a company source said on Tuesday, without providing a specific date.

The debottlenecked unit will have a nameplate capacity to produce 527,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX) and 259,000 tonnes/year of benzene, the source said.

The aromatics facility had a previous nameplate capacity to produce 489,000 tonnes/year of PX and 177,000 tonnes/year of benzene.

The unit was shut on 16 March.

By: Bohan Loh
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