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Shaoxing Reignwood shut PTA plant in China for maintenance

September 26/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Shaoxing Reignwood Petrochemical has taken off-stream a purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant for maintenance, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has halted production at the plant on September 20, 2019. The plant is slated to remain under maintenance for about a week.

Located at Shaoxing in China, the PTA plant has a production capacity of 1.4 mmt/year.

PTA is used to produce polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is used in the manufacturing of plastic bottles, films, packaging containers, in the textile and food industries.

According to MRC's DataScope report, Chinese bottle grade PET deliveries to Russia increased 34% in the first eight months of 2019 to 95,600 tonnes. China accounted for 90% of the total imports, compared to 85% a year earlier.
August imports of material from China decreased by 41% to 7,600 tonnes from 12,800 tonnes in July. Jiangsu Sanfangxiang, Yisheng, Wankai and Sinopec were the leading Chinese suppliersof material to the Russian market.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PET-granulate, terephthalic acid, packaging, Jiangsu Sanfangxiang, Shaoxing Reignwood Petrochemical, Sinopec, Yisheng Petrochemical, Zhejiang Wankai, China, Russia.
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