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Upcoming PTA restarts in Asia

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 08/10/2015 (14:14)
According to market sources, several PTA producers are poised to restart their PTA plants in October. China’s Prosperity Jiangyin Petrochemical is planning to restart its 600,000 tons/year PTA plant in eastern Jiangsu on October 12. The company shut the plant on October 1 for maintenance. Prosperity Jiangyin also planning to launch its new PTA plant at the same site in December. The new plant is expected to have a production capacity of 2.2 million tons/year.

China’s Zhejiang Yisheng Petrochemical’s 2 million tons/year PTA plant at Hainan is expected to resume operations on October 20 while the company is also planning to suspend production at its PTA unit at Dalian in December for maintenance. The unit is able to produce 3.75 million tons/year and it is expected to be offline for around two to three weeks.. Sources stated that the company’s 650,000 tons/year No. 1 PTA plant in Ningbo has been offline since 2012 due to weak market conditions.

Meanwhile, China’s Hengli Petrochemical may restart its new 2.2 million tons/year No. 3 PTA plant at Dalian on October 18 after a two-week maintenance. The company shut the plant on October 5.
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