China’s Dragon Aromatics eye on-spec PX output by next week

25 July 2013 10:48  [Source: ICIS news]

CHANGSHA, China (ICIS)--Dragon Aromatics is targeting on-spec paraxylene (PX) output at its new facility in Fujian province next week, a company source said on Thursday.

The company is currently in the process of conducting trial runs at the aromatics plant, using mixed xylenes (MX) as feedstock for the facility’s first 800,000 tonne/year PX line, the source said at the sidelines of the 11th CBI BTX Forum 2013.

“Around 10,000-20,000 tonnes of MX is currently being fed into the facility,” the source said.

Dragon Aromatics plans to integrate its upstream and downstream operations by mid-August, the source said without elaborating.

The company will start-up its second 800,000 tonne/year PX line if operations at the first line run smoothly, the source said.

“The time to start up the other new line will be quick, as it is a rather simple process,” the source said.

The two-day forum in Changsha, China ends 25 July.

By: Samuel Wong

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