24 April 2013 03:47 [Source: ICIS news]
XIAMEN (ICIS)--China’s Xianglu Petrochemical plans to start trial runs at its new 4.5m tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) at Zhangzhou in Fujian province in the third quarter of this year, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
The company plans to gradually conduct trial runs at the PTA unit in August through a step-by-step method, the source added.
The new PTA unit is connected via a pipeline to Dragon Aromatics’ new paraxylene (PX)/orthoxylene (OX) unit in Fujian, the source said.
Xianglu Petrochemical has an existing 1.65m tonne/year PTA plant at Xiamen in Fujian, which is operating at an almost-full capacity, according to the source.
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