20 June 2008 07:20 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korean aromatics producer LG Chem will restart its plant producing benzene, toluene and mixed xylenes (BTX) on June 27 after a week-long shutdown for a catalyst change, a company source said on Friday.
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.
The shutdown is expected to impact the supply of toluene and solvent grade xylene from South Korea, the source added.
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 Center. (YNCC).
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