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Restart of PTA plant delayed by Mitsubishi
- 20 Oct 2014      6:21:50 PM

Mitsubishi Chemical has postponed the restart of a purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant in China.

A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the restart has been postponed to end-October 2014. The plant was earlier scheduled to restart in early October 2014.

The plant was shut on ....

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Toluene prices in Asia witness a steep fall - 10/20/2014 Oct 2014      18:21:34 POLYMERUPDATE
A tumble in prices of crude coupled with plunging prices of naphtha, dragged down spot prices of toluene in Asia last week. Supporting the price fall was sluggish buying trends, weaker downstream benzene values and bearish cues from the west including the US and Europe.

On Friday, although pr....

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BPA plant to be shut by LG Chem - 10/20/2014 Oct 2014      18:21:20 POLYMERUPDATE
LG Chem is in plans to shut a bisphenol-A(BPA) plant for maintenance turnaround.

A Polymerupdate source in South Korea informed that the plant will be shut on October 26, 2014. It is expected to remain off-stream for around three months.

Located in Yeosu, South Korea, the plant has a p....

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PX prices in Asia nosedive - 10/20/2014 Oct 2014      18:21:3 POLYMERUPDATE
Paraxylene (PX) prices fell sharply last week, diving on the back of sluggish regional buying trends. Weaker energy prices and reports of strong selling activity witnessed in the region coupled with a plunge in upstream isomer MX and downstream PTA values, together pressured prices lower across the ....

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Lower US refinery throughputs lead to fall in benzene supplies- 10/17/2014 Oct 2014      16:50:18 PLATTS
US benzene supplies fell to 95,090 b/d for the week ending October 10 from 96,070 b/d a week prior, according to a Platts analysis of US Energy Information Administration data.....

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