06 May 2008 04:43 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Korean cracker operator Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Center (YNCC) may need up to a month to restart its No 2 cracker, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.
The company had tried feeding naphtha feedstock into the 550,000 tonne/year No 2 cracker earlier on Monday morning but was unsuccessful due to mechanical problems, a source from the company said.
“Our No 2 cracker is facing a lot of mechanical problems and there is no way of telling how soon it can be started up,” the source added.
Polyolefins producers who were getting ethylene feedstock from YNCC were also forced to shutdown their plants due to the cut in the material supply.
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