China’s Xianglu Petrochemical to start PTA trial runs in Q3 ‘13

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.

By: Samuel Wong

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