China's Dragon Aromatics to start trial runs at PX/OX unit

23 April 2013 09:38  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Dragon Aromatics started warming up its new paraxylene (PX)/orthoxylene (OX) unit in Fujian province on 23 April in preparation for its trial runs in the following week, a company source said.

Trial runs are expected to commence in the week of 29 April, when the company starts feeding feedstock, mixed xylenes (MX), into the unit’s first 800,000 tonne/year PX line, the source added.

No further details on the exact start-up date or expected plant run rates were disclosed.

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

Additional reporting: Yu Guo

By: Hazel Kumari
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