15 April 2008 03:42 [Source: ICIS news]
The Yeochun-based No 2 BTX plant which will complete its turnaround on 19 April, produces 120,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 60,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 40,000 tonnes/year of solvent grade xylene.
YNCC’s BTX No 1 plant which is also based in Yeochun has no turnaround scheduled for this year.
As the shutdown of the No 2 BTX plant was expected to tighten the supply of solvent grade xylene in the country, the company had built up stocks to tide over the shutdown period and could sell May cargoes of solvent grade xylene, the source at YNCC said.
There are only three producers of this grade of xylene in South Korea- YNCC, Honam Petrochemical and LG Chem.
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