SK Energy's Ulsan PP, PE plants due for maintenance in October

17 August 2010 10:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s SK Energy plans to shut its polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) plants at Ulsan in early October for maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday. 

Its 183,000 tonne/year high density PE (HDPE) plant at Ulsan would be shut in early October for two weeks, and its 218,000 tonne/year linear low density PE (LLDPE) unit at the same site would be taken off line around the same time for three weeks, the source said.

SK Energy's two PP plants with a combined capacity of 376,000 tonnes/year would be shut on 10 October for two weeks, he said.

The producer was in no hurry to offer September export cargoes as it was building up stocks in preparation of the maintenance shutdown, he added.

Other major PE producers in South Korea include Honam Petrochemical and Hanwha Chemical.

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