LG Chem delays oxo plant’s restart due to technical problem

27 April 2009 10:05  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korea’s largest oxo-alcohol producer, LG Chem, has delayed the restart of its oxo-alcohols plant in Naju due to a technical problem following its shutdown for a catalyst change, a company source said on Monday.

“Due to some technical problem, the restart of the plant, which was scheduled on last Wednesday, has been delayed. We are trying to restart the plant again. We will only know if it is successful tonight,” said the source.

The oxo-alcohols facility – which produces 150,000 tonnes/year of dioctyl phthalate (DOP), 70,000 tonnes of n-butanol (NBA), 25,000 tonnes/year of isobutanol (IBA) and 95,000 tonnes of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) – was initially shut in early April for a period of 20 days, the source said.

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By: Su Yeen Cheong
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