Corrected: China’s Sinopec to start up new Hainan aromatics unit in December

13 November 2013 03:29  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined " China’s Sinopec to start up new Hainan aromatics facility in December’13" dated 13 November 2013, please read in the second paragraph ... 140,000 tonnes/year of benzene ... instead of ... 220,000 tonnes/year of benzene .... A corrected story follows.

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec plans to start up its new aromatics facility in Hainan province in December this year, a company source said on Wednesday.

The new facility can produce 600,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX) and 140,000 tonnes/year of benzene.

“The plan to start-up in December looks to be quite firm, and we expect output at the aromatic facility by January,” the source said.

Market participants said that the bulk of the new aromatics facility’s PX output will be supplied to Yisheng Petrochemical’s 2m tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit in Hainan.

Additional reporting by Ong Sheau Ling

By: Samuel Wong

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