06 May 2008 09:10 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Hanwha Chemicals’ polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant in Yeosu, South Korea, has been shut down since 3 May after its ethylene feedstock supplier Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Centre (YNCC) shut down its crackers following a power outage, a company source said on Tuesday.?xml:namespace>
“We are still trying to resolve the problem but right now, it is still unclear when PVC production [at the Yeosu plant] can resume,” the source said.
There will be fewer PVC cargoes available for export during June as a result of the outage at the 250,000 tonne/year plant, the source said, adding domestic volumes would also be reduced for May and June.
It was impossible to tell how much PVC production would be lost at this stage, he said.
Hanwha Chemicals also has a 310,000 tonne/year PVC facility in ?xml:namespace>
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