29 June 2009 07:40 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korea’s largest phenol-acetone producer, Kumho P&B Chemicals, has been running its No 2 and No 3 lines in Yeocheon at 70% since 24 June due to mechanical problems, a company official said on Monday.
Normal operations might resume by the end of this week, the source said.
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.
Kumho’s No 1 line, which can produce 30,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 20,000 tonnes/year of acetone, was idle and would only operate occasionally depending on market conditions, the source said.
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