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China’s Sinopec shuts PTA, MEG plants due to explosion

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 21/04/2015 (17:21)
According to market sources, Sinopec shut its PTA and MEG plants in Nanjing, China following an explosion which occurred at its subsidiary Nanjing Yangzi Petrochemical’s complex. The company’s MEG plant has a production capacity of 200,000 tons/year while the PTA plant is able to produce 600,000 tons/year. The plants will reportedly be offline for several weeks.

Another one of Sinopec’s PTA plants at Nanjing has been offline since 2013 due to economic issues while China’s Xianglu Petrochemical shut its 4.5 million tons/year PTA plant on April 6 following an explosion at Dragon Aromatics’ 1.6 million tons/year PX plant.

Xianglu’s other PTA plant in Xiamen, which has a production capacity of 1.6 million tons/year, has been offline since the beginning of January. In addition, China’s Shaoxing Yuandong also shut four of its PTA plants at the beginning of this year.
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