19 August 2008 10:14 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korea's LG Chem has ramped up production at its 760,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Daesan after an unplanned shutdown over the weekend, said a company source on Tuesday.?xml:namespace>
“The cracker is running around 94% and we can expect the operating rate to reach 100% by tonight,” he said.
LG Chem had restarted the cracker on Monday and was running the facility at 60% following a two-day unplanned shutdown due to a power failure.
The production loss for ethylene was estimated at around 4,000 tonnes, the source added.
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