Sinopec SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical runs aromatic plant at 70-80%

23 October 2012 08:27  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Sinopec SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical is running its aromatics plant at 70-80% capacity following its restart on 22 October, a company source confirmed on Tuesday.

The aromatics unit, which can produce 400,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 275,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 310,000 tonnes/year of xylene, is expected to reach full operating rates shortly, the source added.

The producer shut the aromatics plant after its 1m tonne/year naphtha cracker shut down unexpectedly on 17 October because of mechanical issues

Sinopec SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical is a 50:50 joint venture company between China’s state-owned Sinopec and Saudi Arabian petrochemical giant SABIC.

By: Rita Wu

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