23 July 2010 03:40 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Samsung Total shut its 850,000 tonnes/year naphtha cracker and down stream units in Daesan, South Korea, due to power outages caused by a thunderstorm, market sources said on Friday.
Samsung Petrochemical’s 700,000 tonne/year purified terephathalic acid (PTA) unit was currently down, said a company source.
Samsung Total’s 120,000 tonne/year mono ethylene glycol (MEG) unit in the same industrial area was also shut as a result of the power outage, sources said.
Samsung Total also operates a 650,000 tonne/year paraxylene unit and several other petrochemical production facilities in Daesan.
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