09 May 2013 05:04 [Source: ICIS news]
TAIPEI (ICIS)--Taiwan’s state-owned CPC Corp may offer its first mixed xylenes (MX) tender in the first-half of the year following the restart of its No 3 aromatics unit in Linyuan earlier this week, a company source said on Thursday.
Its No 3 aromatics unit has a nameplate capacity of 36,000 tonnes/year benzene, 115,000 tonnes/year toluene and 135,000 tonnes/year of MX.
“As CPC is still currently running one PX [paraxylene] line with no plans to ramp up the current operating rates because of the poor domestic demand, excess MX will be sold to the spot market on a tender basis,” the source added.
The last MX tender issued by CPC Corp was to purchase 9,000 tonnes of isomer-grade xylene early in January.
Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) is being held in Taipei on 9-10 May.
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