S Korea's Kumho P&B restarts phenol-acetone units

28 May 2010 08:57  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korea’s largest phenol-acetone producer, Kumho P&B Chemicals, restarted its No 2 and No 3 units at Yeosu on 22 May, a company source said on Friday.

The units were taken off line on 7 May for annual maintenance, the source added

The company’s No 2 unit can produce 100,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 60,000 tonnes/year of acetone, while its No 3 unit has a nameplate capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 155,000 tonnes/year of acetone.

Both units were running at 100%, the source said.

The company’s No 1 unit, which can produce 30,000 tonnes/year of phenol and 20,000 tonnes/year of acetone, had been shut indefinitely since early last year.

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By: Liu Xin
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