24 April 2009 09:51 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korea’s largest phenol-acetone producer, Kumho P&B Chemicals, plans to shut its Yeocheon-based No 2 and No 3 units in early May for a 15-day scheduled maintenance operation, a company official said on Friday.
"Both units will be taken off line from 7 May to 22 May," the source said.
The No 2 line can produce up to 100,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 60,000 tonnes/year of acetone, and the No 3 line has a nameplate capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 155,000 tonnes/year of acetone.
Both lines were currently running at 80% of their capacities, the source said.
Kumho’s No 1 line, which can produce 30,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 20,000 tonnes/year of acetone, was currently idle and would only operate occasionally depending on market conditions, the source said.
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