28 May 2009 11:16 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korea’s largest phenol-acetone producer, Kumho P&B Chemicals, restarted its Yeocheon-based No 2 and No 3 lines as scheduled on 22 May, a company official said on Thursday.
The lines were shut in early May for a 15-day annual maintenance.
The No 2 line can produce 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 units are currently running at full rates" the source said.
However, 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 added.
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