05 March 2009 12:48 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--LG Chem, South Korea’s largest isopropanol (IPA) producer, plans to restart its 55,000 tonne/year acetone-based line in Yeocheon around mid-March after a scheduled maintenance shutdown, a company official said on Thursday.
The line was taken offline on 1 February. Some traders had earlier said that poor demand from the downstream paints and coatings sector could have prompted the shutdown of the unit.
LG Chem's other propylene-based 45,000 tonne/year IPA line at the same site is currently running at 100% capacity, the source added.
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