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Mizushima PX plans maintenance at paraxylene unit

February 04/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Mizushima PX is likely to halt operations at the paraxylene (PX) plant for a turnaround, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the company has scheduled turnaround at the plant in February 2020 for a period of around 6-7 weeks. The exact date of shutdown could not be ascertained

Located at Mizushima, Japan, the PX plant has a production capacity of 350,000 mt/year.

As MRC reported earlier, the company conducted scheduled two-month maintenance works at this plant from mid-February, 2019.

PX is a feedstock for the production of purified terephthalic acid (PTA). PTA is used to produce polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which, in its turn, is used in the manufacturing of plastic bottles, films, packaging containers, in the textile and food industries.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PET consumption decreased by 16% year on year in December 2019. The country's overall estimated PE consumption totalled 696,810 tonnes in 2019, up by 1% year on year (690,130 tonnes in 2018).
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:paraxylene (PX), PET-granulate, terephthalic acid, packaging, Mizushima PX, Russia, Japan.
Category:General News
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