25 July 2012 11:35 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan-based CPC may further delay the restart of its No 2 paraxylene (PX) and orthoxylene (OX) unit in Kaohsiung from end-July/early August as changing catalyst at the unit is taking longer than expected, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
The plant was shut in early March and was originally scheduled to resume production in end-June, but the restart schedule was pushed back to end-July.
The unit has a PX nameplate capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year and an OX nameplate capacity of 70,000 tonnes/year.
Only when the No 2 unit restarts will CPC shut its No 3 PX/OX unit for maintenance, the source said.
The No 3 unit has a PX nameplate capacity of 260,000 tonnes/year and an OX nameplate capacity of 40,000 tonnes/year.
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