China’s Dragon Aromatics PX, benzene units shut for maintenance

08 January 2014 05:57 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Dragon Aromatics’ paraxylene (PX) and benzene units in Fujian province are currently shut for maintenance and inspection works, a company source said on Wednesday.

The company operates two PX lines with each able to produce 800,000 tonnes/year, and a 240,000 tonne/year benzene unit.

Dragon Aromatics shut the units in the week ended 3 January, with an unclear restart date, the source said.

“We will most likely have a clearer restart date by end-January,” the source added.

Additional reporting by Ong Sheau Ling

By Samuel Wong