APIC '13: India's Reliance on track to start up PX capacity in 2015

09 May 2013 09:15  [Source: ICIS news]

TAIPEI (ICIS)--Indian energy and petrochemicals major Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is on schedule to start up its new 1.8m-2.2m tonne/year paraxylene (PX) facility at Jamnagar in 2015, a company source said on Thursday.

The new PX unit will be located at Jamnagar in India’s western Gujarat state, and is expected to be started up in the second-half of 2015, the source said.

The source was speaking at the sidelines of the annual Asian Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC), which is being held in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei on 9-10 May.

“This will be the world’s largest PX unit, and will be using crystalisation technology,” the source added.

The company plans to feed PX directly to its two new 1.1m tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants at Dahej in Gujarat, the source said.

PX is used mainly for the production of PTA.

By: Samuel Wong

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