China’s Dragon Aromatics continues to eye on-spec PX output by Jul

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

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Dragon Aromatics continues to eye on-spec paraxylene (PX) output at its new facility in Fujian province within the month of July, a company source said on Thursday.

The company is still in the process of conducting trial runs at the aromatics facility, using feedstock mixed xylenes (MX) at the facility’s first 800,000 tonne/year PX line, according to the source.

“However, nothing is certain when it comes to production at a facility, thus whether we can achieve on-spec output by this month remains unclear,” the source added.

Several market participants were sceptical that the company will be able to achieve on-spec production by the end of July because of several possible technical difficulties faced.

The majority of industry sources added that output from Dragon Aromatics might be delayed to September, and maybe even into the fourth quarter of this year.

By: Samuel Wong

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