Taiwan’s CPC to restart No 2 PX/OX unit by end of July

13 July 2012 11:46  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan-based CPC has further delayed the restart of its No2 paraxylene (PX) and orthoxylene (OX) unit in Kaohsiung, for undisclosed reasons, a source close to the company said on Friday.

The company will now restart the unit by the end of July, the source added without giving an exact date.

The unit, with a nameplate capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year of PX and 70,000 tonnes/year of OX, was shut in early March and was initially scheduled to restart by the end of June.

The company will also shut its No 3 PX/OX unit at the same site, which can produce 260,000 tonnes/year of PX and 40,000 tonnes/year OX, for maintenance in mid-August for two months, according to the source.

By: Yu Guo
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