Korea’s YNCC to shut down No 3 BTX early May for maintenance

23 April 2010 14:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korean producer Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Center (YNCC) is set to take offline its No 3 unit, which produces benzene, toluene and solvent grade xylene (BTX), from 6 May for regular maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

The unit, which produces 120,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 60,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 40,000 tonnes/year of solvent grade xylene, was expected to resume operations around 15-20 June with the exact restart date finalised later, the source said.

Some of the other key Korean aromatics producers are SK Energy  and GS Caltex.

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By: Mahua Chakravarty
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