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BP to Increase PTA Capacity in China; Announces Plans for Third Plant

5:10 AM MST | February 17, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

BP says it is proceeding with its project for a major increase in purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production capacity at the BP Zhuhai Chemical Company site at Zhuhai, China. BP Zhuhai is a joint venture between BP and Zhuhai Port Co., formerly known as Fu Hua Group. BP says the planned debottlenecking of its second PTA plant at the Zhuhai site will increase capacity by more than 200,000 m.t./year, taking the total PTA production capacity at the site to about 1.7 million m.t./year. BP says it is also planning to build a third PTA plant at the site which will...

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