12 March 2010 06:04 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korea's Honam Petrochemical has restarted its Daesan-based benzene recovery unit after shutting it down for a turnaround in early March, a company source said late on Thursday.
The facility producing 360,000 tonnes/year of benzene was taken offline on 2 March and restarted on 11 March, he added.
The company also produces about 60,000 tonnes/year of solvent grade xylene from the same facility, the source said.
The aromatics maker also operates a cracker at Yeosu, which produces 180,00 tonnes/year of benzene, 80,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 55,000 tonnes/year of solvent grade xylene.
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