S Korea's YNCC to take No 3 BTX offline for maintenance

06 May 2010 12:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korean producer Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Center (YNCC) will take offline its No 3 unit, which produces benzene, toluene and solvent grade xylene (BTX), on Friday 7 May for regular maintenance, a company source said on Thursday.

The facility produces 120,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 60,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 40,000 tonnes/year of solvent grade xylene. It was expected to remain shut for 45 days, the source added.

Other key Korean aromatics producers include SK Energy and GS Caltex.

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By: Mahua Chakravarty
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