South Korea's YNCC shuts No 3 BTX after cracker

21 November 2008 09:42  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korean aromatics producer Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Center (YNCC) has shut its No 3 line producing benzene, toluene and mixed xylenes (BTX) in line with a shutdown at its 400,000 tonne/year cracker, a company source said on Friday.

The Yeocheon-based cracker and aromatics plant was taken offline on Wednesday, with no restart date decided yet, he added. 

The unit produces about 120,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 60,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 40,000 tonnes/year of solvent grade xylene.

Due to this, spot availability of products such as solvent grade xylene was limited, the source added.

YNCC, LG Chem and Honam Petrochemical are the only three suppliers of solvent grade xylene in South Korea.

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By: Mahua Chakravarty
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