China's Yisheng Petchem achieves on-spec PTA at new Hainan plant

11 January 2013 09:12  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Yisheng Petrochemical has achieved on-spec production at its new 2m tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit in Hainan province in early January, a company source said on Friday.

This followed a new round of trial runs at the plant that started in end-December, the source said.

Mechanical issues had foiled repeated attempts by the company to start up the plant since end-October 2012.

“We are running the unit at around 30% operating rate,” the source said, adding that the company plans to keep the low run rate for a while while because of poor market conditions.

Daily output from the unit is around 2,000 tonnes per day, according to a source close to the company.

By: Becky Zhang
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