07 May 2008 04:24 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--LG Chem plans a shutdown at its benzene, toluene and mixed xylenes (BTX) plant towards the end of June for a catalyst change, a source at the South Korean aromatics producer said late on Tuesday.
The Yeosu-based facility would be shut down for 8-9 days, with no confirmed dates decided yet, the source added.
The naphtha cracker produces 220,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 100,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 55,000 tonnes/year of solvent grade xylene.
No comments were available about the possible impact of the planned shutdown.
LG Chem is one of the three suppliers of solvent grade xylene in South Korea, along with fellow producers Honam Petrochemical (HPC) and Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Centre (YNCC). Solvent grade xylene is produced in limited quantities in Asia.To discuss issues facing the chemical industry go to ICIS connect
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