07 May 2013 09:33 [Source: ICIS news]
TAIPEI (ICIS)--Taiwan’s CPC Corp is likely to continue to only operate one of its three paraxylenes (PX) units at Kaohsiung for the rest of the year, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
The source did not specific which unit is being operated presently, and added that the unit is currently operating at normal rates.
“CPC is only operating one PX line because of weak market conditions in the downstream purified terephthalic acid (PTA) sectors and high feedstock mixed xylenes costs,” the source said.
The company currently has no plans for maintenance at its PX units for this year, the source added.
CPC Corp operates a 150,000 tonne/year No 1 PX unit, 250,000 tonne/year No 2 PX plant and a 260,000 tonne/year No 3 PX unit.
Additional reporting by Yu Guo
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