Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Stagnating PX production may affect Chinese textile firms
Stagnating PX production may affect Chinese textile firms
07
Aug '13
The production of paraxylene, a key raw material needed for production of polyester fabrics, is getting stagnated in China, as new projects are getting derailed, which may affect the textile companies that use PX as a raw material.
 
There is huge demand for PX in China, as the country is a large manufacturer and exporter of textiles. In addition, PX is used by other industries like plastic bottle making, and in the medical and biochemical industries.
 
But in recent years, questions regarding safety have led to derailment of several PX plants.
 
Last year, thousands of people protested over construction of a PX plant in East China’s Ningbo province citing health concerns.
 
A recent article in People’s Daily, Li Runsheng, vice president of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, suggested some steps for increasing public confidence, leading to setting up of paraxylene projects.
 
According to Runsheng, adequate social risk and environmental impact assessments should be carried out prior to making any decision on setting up of PX projects.
 
Secondly, in order to raise public confidence, local governments should standardize the safety mechanism, including supervision over the companies and workers’ protection.
 
Further, independent third party supervision is necessary to increase citizen participation in decision-making. 
 
Mr. Runsheng also suggests that the Government should play the role of a mediator between the public and the project developer, as consent of nearby residents has become a must for construction of any paraxylene plant.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Creora

Textiles | On 28th Mar 2017

Hyosung holds Creora workshops in China, HK & Taiwan

South Korean specialty fibre producer Hyosung held a series of...

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Mar 2017

US withdrawal from TPP to not impact Vietnam garment exports

A high ranking official of the Vietnam Textile and Apparel...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

NYCEDC announces $51mn package for NYC garment industry

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in...

Interviews View All

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

C Kamatchisundaram
Voltas

ITME is an occasion not only to receive new leads but also to work on...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search