28 April 2009 11:23 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korea’s Sam Nam Petrochemical has restarted two of its four Yeocheon-based terephthalic acid lines after a shutdown of more than two weeks, company sources said on Tuesday.
The company restarted its No2, 300,000 tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) facility last week. The line was currently running at full rates," said one of the sources.
The No4, 600,000 tonne/year qualified terephthalic acid (QTA) unit was restarted yesterday evening after a failed restart over the weekend.
"The [No4] line was now [ramping] up the operating rates, and should run normally in the next few days," said the source.
Another source said that the No1 and No3 QTA lines, of nameplate capacities 300,000 and 600,000 tonnes/year respectively, had restarted briefly over the weekend but stopped again on the same day due to a mechanical fault.
The No1 and No3 lines were expected to restart only in early May.
Sam Nam had shut its units in the first half of April in line with the shutdown of a power station at the same site.
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