China's Dragon Aromatics on track to begin trial runs at PX/OX unit

11 April 2013 10:33  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Dragon Aromatics is on schedule to begin trial runs at its new Fujian-based paraxylene (PX)/orthoxylene (OX) unit in late April, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

The new PX/OX unit has a nameplate capacity of 1.6m tonnes/year of PX and 240,000 tonnes/year of OX.

“The company will initially begin trial runs at its 800,000 tonne/year new PX line first,” one of the sources said.

Furthermore, the company plans to feed-in mixed xylenes (MX) into the PX unit at the initial stage, another source familiar with the matter said.

“The company plans to purchase condensate to make heavy naphtha, but that will be later,” the source said.

It will likely to only take place one to two months after the start-up of the aromatics facility, he added.

Additional reporting by Samuel Wong

By: Yu Guo
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