Korea’s LG Chem shuts styrene units on power issues

15 March 2010 08:14  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS News)--South Korea’s LG Chem has shut its styrene monomer (SM) units over the weekend due to power issues, a company source said on Monday.

The 200,000 tonne/year No 1 and 300,000 tonne/year No 2 units in Yeochon were expected to remain shut for one week and would be restarted later this week.

“The shutdown and power issues were mainly due to the expansion of the cracker at the site”, the source added.

The capacity of the company’s 900,000 tonne/year cracker was expected to be expanded to 1m tonnes/year after the expansion.

The company also operates another 160,000 tonne/year SM line at Daesan. The line was scheduled for a week-long maintenance in October.

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