China's Sinopec Yangzi to shut PX line in Nanjing

05 July 2013 11:45  [Source: ICIS news]

Singapore (ICIS)—China’s Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical has scheduled a catalyst change on one of their two paraxylene (PX) lines in Nanjing province.

The first line with a nameplate capacity of 550,000 tonnes/year is scheduled to shut down for maintenance for about two months, starting in mid-July, said market sources.

“As a result of the catalyst change, (co-product orthoxylene) supply of August and September OX would tighten,” a market source said.

The facility has a nameplate capacity of 260,000 tonnes/year capacity of OX, according to ICIS data.

By: Hazel Kumari
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