22 July 2008 08:58 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korea-based Honam Petrochemical will start up its new 65,000 tonne/year polycarbonate (PC) plant in Yeocheon in October after two months of test runs from August, a company official said on Tuesday.
“We will start test runs at the plant in August and begin commercial production from October,” the official said.
The 65,000 tonne/year unit along the southern coast of South Korea would use technology from Japan's Asahi Chemicals, the official added.
The company also has plans to start up a 40,000 tonne/year polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) unit in Yeosu in the second half of 2008.
A second, 90,000 tonne/year MMA plant in Daesan is also expected to come on stream in April 2009.
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