China’s Qingdao Lidong restarts aroms plant after one-week outage

21 May 2012 09:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Qingdao Lidong has restarted its aromatics plant in Shandong province on Monday after a week of shutdown caused by a minor technical fault, a company source said on.

The company plans to run the plant at a reduced rate of 70% because of poor demand and weak profitability, the source said.

The plant can produce 240,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 700,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX).

Qingdao Lidong supplies PX to downstream purified terephthalic acid (PTA) makers such as Zhejiang Yisheng Petrochemicals, Shaoxing Yuandong Petrochemicals and Xiamen Xianglu Petrochemicals.

Author: Vivian Liu

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