31 August 2012 04:41 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Jiaxing Petrochemical plans to start up its new 1.5m tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant in ?xml:namespace>
"We aim to achieve on-spec production in early September," the source said.
The company has completed the last round of trial runs at the plant this week and “is ready for a start-up”, the source added.
The start-up schedule has been postponed several times sine April because of slower delivery of imported machinery parts, the source added.
Output from the new PTA plant is mainly for captive use, he added.
Jiaxing Petrochemical’s parent firm – Tongkun Group – runs six polyester yarn plants at Tongxiang in
PTA is the primary feedstock of polyester production. A 1.5m tonne/year PTA plant can meet requirement for the production of 1.7m tonnes/year polyester products.
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