China's Jiaxing Petrochemical achieves on-spec PTA at new unit

03 September 2012 06:33  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE  (ICIS)--China's Jiaxing Petrochemical achieved on-spec production at its new purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit in Zhejiang province on 2 September, a couple days after the unit started up, a company official said on Monday.

The 1.5m tonne/year PTA plant has two reactors, each with a 750,000 tonne/year capacity.

One reactor was started up over the weekend and is currently running at about 70% of capacity, while the second reactor would be started up a week later, the source said.

Output from the new PTA plant will be mainly for captive use.

PTA is the primary feedstock of polyester production.

By: Becky Zhang
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