China’s Jiaxing Petchem shuts Zhejiang PTA unit for maintenance

05 August 2014 10:10 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Jiaxing Petrochemical has shut down its 1.5m tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit at Jiaxing in Zhejiang province on 4 August for maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday.

The maintenance will last for 10 to 15 days, the source added.

Prior to the shutdown, the unit ran at around 50% capacity for about one week in mid-July, the source said.

Jiaxing Petrochemical is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tongkun Group, one of the biggest polyester producers in China, and its PTA is totally provided for its own polyester production.

By Angeline Zhang